Organics Collection — A Future for Florida?, Florida Reporter, Winter 2017

A Future for Your State?

According to the U.S. EPA, Americans generated nearly 35 million tons of food waste in 2010, with 97% of it disposed at landfills. It’s no wonder many communities are evaluating options to handle organics beyond the traditional outreach approaches to citizens.

Many state and provincial governments have begun promulgating policies and regulations  that target the recycling of organics prompting local solid waste agencies to develop advanced municipal curbside collection programs.

A key question for local solid waste agencies to answer is, what types of organic wastes will be targeted for collection and processing?

Marc Rogoff provides an overview of organics recycling initiatives — food for thought.


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