TOPIC:  Urban food waste

Feed people.  Feed animals.  Feed the soil.

Unused or discarded food is a resource, not garbage.  Depending on its quality, food and food by-products can be diverted to food pantries, soup kitchens, and livestock pens.  When nothing edible remains, the scraps and culls can be composted and returned to the soil to nourish and support the next generation of plants.  That’s true sustainability, the recycling system designed by nature to keep the Earth in balance.  Recycle urban food waste — don’t burn or bury.

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We work for food waste

McGill trucks and processes by the ton.  Here’s what you need to know to get a quote.

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Estimating volumes for composting

Before developing budgets and getting quotes, you need to know generation rates.

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food waste curbside pickup

Food waste drop-off

Consider these alternatives if your community doesn’t offer curbside collection.

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Got food waste?

Here’s what you need to know about McGill composting services.

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Urban food waste mandates are only the halfway mark

Compost use gets organics recycling to the finish line.

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Food waste diversion

It’s time to pursue disposal alternatives that make environmental and economic sense.

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Compostable plastics, including

Compostable and biodegradable plastics – are they the same?

Look for certifications to make sure your degradable plastics are okay for commercial composting.

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Got food waste?

Here’s what you need to know about McGill composting services.

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Time to think outside the trash can

Could bypassing the big haulers in favor of a local-centric system improve food waste collection and the recovery of other recyclables?

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Is composting food waste wasting food?

Composting food waste is a good thing. But does composting justify wasting food?

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composting cooking oil and grease

Can I compost cooking oil and grease?

Before thinking about composting fats, oils, and grease from the home kitchen, consider these reduction and reuse strategies.

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Food waste recycling options

No curbside services in your town?  No worries.  There are always more options.

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Grappling with #7 PLA

Recycling #7 PLA plastics

Confused about “compostable” plastics?  You’re not alone.

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Got food waste?

We measure food waste recycling by the ton

Food processors and municipalities with SSO can find cost-effective composting solutions with McGill.

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Grasping at straws

A compostable label doesn’t guarantee the product or packaging will be composted.

Questions?  Contact us.