Food Waste Drop-off Options for Multi-Family Residents (and anyone else!)
We all know composting is an important aspect of sustainability- it’s the most local form of recycling!
The US wastes approximately 40% of all food— that is approximately $408 billion worth of food thrown away each year.
However, using your Salt Lake City curbside compost carts for green yard waste and eligible food scraps (fruit and vegetable scraps, eggshells, coffee grounds, tea bags) can help! Your brown containers divert organic waste to be composted at the local Salt Lake Valley Landfill. Purchasing the finished product for use in your yard or garden then creates a closed loop!
Participating in some form of composting– whether through our curbside program or by composting at home— helps mitigate climate change, and if you use the end product in your garden, helps with soil erosion, plant health, and more! Recycling food and yard waste creates a healthier environment for our communities.
Unfortunately, we recognize that some people who live in larger mult-family dwellings do not have convenient ways to particpate in a curbside composting program or home composting.
Thankfully, several local businesses across the city have drop off containers for food waste, some for a small fee. Most of this is going to the Wasatch Resource Recovery Anaerobic Digestor!
Food Waste Drop-offs
Animalia– This quirky, local artisan store also offers bulk refills on cleaning and beauty products! To top it off, they allow patrons to dispose of their food waste for a small fee, which goes to the cost of compost pick-up.
HelloBulk!- Another popular, and local, bulk dry goods and refill store offers patrons the ability to dispose of food waste at their Salt Lake City location (1185 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT).
The Front Climbing Club- Local climbing gym, The Front, also offers residential food waste collection at their downtown, Salt Lake City, location (1470 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84115).
Wasatch Resource Recovery- This is Utah’s first and only anaerobic digestor dedicated to food waste diversion. This facility also has a residential food waste drop-off on site (1370 W Center St, North Salt Lake, UT 84054). This is available every day of the week, though hours vary.
Thank you to all of the local businesses providing this service so more residents can close the loop on food waste!