27 Apr '11, 2pm

San Fran Compost Slashes Carbon Emissions

San Fran Compost Slashes Carbon Emissions

San Francisco's composting program turns food scraps and yard trimmings from residents and businesses into an organic soil amendment for local farms and vineyards. Photo: Larry Strong, Recology Since 1996, San Francisco has saved more than 900,000 tons of food scraps and yard trimmings from ending up in the landfill through its composting program, according to new data from Recology , the city’s garbage and recycling collection company. The San Francisco-based company produces about 95,000 cubic yards of rich soil amendment from these discards and sells the organic product to farms and vineyards in Northern California. READ: Guide to Composting in the City “Compost returns nutrients to the soil, saves space in the landfill and provides farmers with an alternative to chemical fertilizers. It also helps farmland retain water, so farmers don’t have to irrigate as much,” said ...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/04/27/san-francisco-compost...

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