A mid-sized Colorado municipality has achieved enviable diversion results as its program has progressed for the past 25 years. One key to its success? Early adoption of a pay-as-you-throw initiative, according to local officials.
RRS conducted a survey sponsored by the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) to collect information about North American composters that accept food scraps.
The chart below displays the average capacity of these composters by the type of processing system they employ.
Both size and system variance may be linked to feedstocks processed, community needs, local policy and funding available, as well as geographic factors.
Data Corner is compiled monthly by recycling consultancy RRS.
This article originally appeared in the June 2018 issue of Resource Recycling. Subscribe today for access to all print content.