The City of Asheville is celebrating the results after one year of the free residential food scraps drop off pilot program. In 2022 so far, over 200,000 pounds (155 tons!) of organics has been diverted from the landfill.
Thanks to the participation of nearly 4,000 residents, this pilot program is reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions and saving landfill space. This equals 137 metric tons of avoided Co2 emissions or the equivalent of 353 cars taken off the road. Good work Asheville! GFCI Switch Combo
Where can I take my foos scraps?
There are currently four food scraps drop-off sites for residents to use free of charge:
Murphy Oakley Recreation Center/Library
And coming soon, the newest site will be opening at Skyland/South Buncombe library in early December!
Are you interested in composting at home instead?
The City and County both have resources on their websites to help get you started! And of course, while composting is a great way to divert waste from the landfill, reducing waste at the source is the ultimate goal. Make sure to read the signage on all of the food scraps sheds to guide you in your food waste reduction journey, and check out the resources available at Food Waste Solutions WNC for more ideas on how to reduce your organic waste!
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