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Food Recovery Hierarchy

Keeping food out of the landfill is a top priority for our community and composting is great, but the most impact comes from preventing food waste in the first place followed by feeding people and animals.

Most Preferred

Source Reduction & Reuse
Reduce the volume of surplus food generated
Feed Hungry People
Donate extra foods to food banks, soup kitchen and shelters
Feed Animals
Divert food scraps to animal feed
Industrial Use
Provide waste oils for rendering & fuel conversion & food scraps for digestion to recover energy
Create a nutrient-rich soil amendment
Landfill / Incineration
Last resort for disposal

Least Preferred