Food Waste Public Drop-Off Location
Food waste drop-off location for residents? – This is a question we receive frequently here at Momentum Recycling. Many residents do not have access to a curbside compost bin, let alone one that can accept all your food waste (i.e. meats, dairy, etc.). Finding the right location too is key: no one wants to haul stinky food waste around in their car. This year, we tried out a way to offer a food waste drop-off location for Salt Lake City residents by partnering with a local company conveniently located near multi-family buildings downtown.
Since beginning service in February, Animalia and its supporters of the food waste program have diverted over 7,000 pounds of food waste! This food waste is coming from family homes, apartments, and even restaurant employees. The dedication and participation behind this project is paving the way for the future of food waste diversion. “My favorite thing about this program is hearing people so excited about it. People keep saying that because of this program, the amount of trash they produce has gone down significantly! One woman said her family of 5 went from filling up a kitchen-sized trash can full of waste to less than a gallon every week. It’s really wonderful to see people making individual efforts, which grow into communal ones,” said Abbey.
We are more than thrilled to work with such an amazing individual like Abbey. As a business and a sustainable outlet, we have had the opportunity to connect with awesome people in the environmental community, along with great restaurant owners and entrepreneurs who are doing their best to preserve our local environment. Our food waste program is helping divert food from the landfill to be turned into natural gas to then power Utah homes.