FUNDS FOR PARTICIPANTS HAVE BEEN FULLY ALLOCATED
Look for a presentation by Director Nina Goodrich at the SERDC Food Recovery Summit
Contact Anne Bedarf for more information:
Anne.Bedarf@greenblue.org 434-817-1424 ext. 314
Project Overview The composting of large-scale foodservice waste has the potential to take approximately one-third of the municipal solid waste stream out of landfills. The main objectives of this project were to demonstrate successful commercial-scale composting illustrating economic viability and to develop best practices to accelerate the rate at which sustainable materials management practices are adopted by government municipalities and private companies across the United States. Through this project, the SPC worked with partners and Charlotte businesses to turn waste into value through composting food scraps and appropriate packaging.
Participants received the following benefits:Funding towards start-up costs Development of a customized collection systemA phase-in planTraining and educational signageTroubleshooting assistanceRecognition as part of EPA's Food Recovery Challenge Program (optional)To learn more about the Composting Project in Charlotte, see our Fact Sheet. Why did participants join? To:Save money on landfilling and waste transport costs Reduce wear and tear on compactors Contain odors Reduce your environmental impact Be part of a regional sustainability effort Show your leadership Project Participants Carolina PanthersCharlotte Mecklenburg School DistrictMecklenburg County JailsCarolina Place MallIkeaCentral Piedmont Community College (CPCC)YMCA Metrolina Regional Scholars AcademyNot Just CoffeePure Pizza300 EastFriendship TraysPartnersU.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4The Infrastructure, Design, Environment and Sustainability Center (IDEAS) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC)Elemental ImpactEarth FarmsMecklenburg CountyState of North Carolina
Thanks to Rubbermaid for donating bins to our participants!
Please contact Anne Bedarf if you would like to gain more information on the project.