Did You Know - Summit County Has a Food Scrap Program

Did You Know? 🧐

Summit County has a food scrap program! 🥦🍎

What started as a small, subscription-based program for residents to recycle their food scraps is today a free community resource! It’s all thanks to the Strong Future ballot initiative passed by voters in 2018.

The process is simple:

👉 Residents drop off food waste at one of 8 convenient locations.

👉 It’s all transported to the Summit County Resource Allocation Park.

👉 Here it’s combined with wood waste from the pine beetle epidemic and transformed into a nutrient-rich soil amendment


• More than 2,300 households currently participate

• Residents are composting an average of 32,000 pounds of food waste each month

• More than 1,000,000 pounds of food waste has been composted over the life of the program, which is equivalent to keeping 228 cars off the road annually.

• When food waste ends up in the landfill, it releases methane, a pollutant 38 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

By composting our food waste, we prevent harmful pollution that contributes to climate change. And in the process, we create a valuable resource that nourishes soils and conserves water.

For more information on the Summit County Food Scrap Program, visit highcountryconservation.org

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