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Build Soil with Compost

We have three choices on what do with garbage:  Recycle, compost or dump into a landfill.  (Of course, littering is another option, but not one we condone.)

Obviously, we understand what happens to recycled goods and the garbage, but compost can end up in a number of different areas.  Waste companies have a unique challenge of finding end users to take away their compost.  Here a few of the destinations of your compostable items:

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Summer Fairgoers Enjoy Fried Foods and Generate Less Waste

Summer vacations are in full swing, as is the country’s great summer tradition of taking the family to county and state fairs. The fairs have fun for all ages: the rides, concerts, farm animals, fireworks and carnival games. And what may be the most bizarre tradition: Eating fattening unhealthy foods.

Forget the food booths selling hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, and cotton candy. What’s really tempting fairgoers are unique high calorie, high fat items such as fried Twinkies, deep fried pickle dogs, golden fried peanut butter sandwiches, deep-fried nacho balls … hungry yet?

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Food Waste Impacts Environment in Multiple Ways

We all have friends who disdain leftovers. They just throw out unfinished meals at home and send back their uneaten food at restaurants. It makes me wonder why they have a microwave or the cabinet of Tupperware in their homes?

According to a 2005 study at the University of Arizona, it’s the leftover food in restaurants that is the primary source food waste in America. The study estimates food waste as a percentage of the total food used is 9.55% in fast food establishments and 3.11% in full service restaurants in the United States. The sources of food waste in restaurants vary greatly, but, on average, a restaurant can produce 150,000 lbs. of garbage per year.

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