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With days turning longer and warmer weather returning to Central Ohio, many families are looking forward to (safe) gatherings this Spring, starting with the Passover and Easter holidays. But with holidays come large meals for family and friends, often leading to unnecessary food waste at the end of the celebration. In Franklin County, nearly a million pounds of food waste arrives at the landfill every day. But through reducing our waste, composting and recycling, we can all play a huge part in redirecting materials that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill.
Tips to Reduce Food Waste This Spring
Luckily, Spring is also an ideal time to get outdoors and get composting! Composting food waste is a great way to create nutrient rich soil for gardens, while redirecting food that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Click here for SWACO’s introductory guide to backyard composting.
If backyard composting isn’t for you, a growing number of Central Ohio communities have launched community compost drop-off programs where residents can drop off food scraps free of charge. These SWACO-funded community drop-off composting sites are below:
We all have an important role to play in reducing waste in our community. For more tips on how to reduce food waste any time of year, click here.
Together, we can make a difference.