Institutions, restaurants, retailers, business groups, and any other organizations in Charlotte, NC that generate food scraps are invited to join!
FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH AUGUST 2015
Contact Anne Bedarf or Ryan Cooper for more information:
Anne.Bedarf@greenblue.org 434-817-1424 ext. 314
Project Overview Through this project, the SPC will work with partners and Charlotte businesses to turn waste into value through composting food scraps and appropriate packaging. 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 are 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.
We would like to invite restaurants, retailers, institutions, business groups, and any other organizations in Charlotte, North Carolina that generate food waste to join the Charlotte Composting projectStart Now and Receive the Following Benefits:Funding towards start-up costs Development of a customized collection systemA phase-in plan as neededTraining 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 and fill out an application to join the initiative! Why Join?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 Charlotte Mecklenburg School DistrictCarolina Place MallIkeaCentral Piedmont Community College (CPCC)YMCA Metrolina Regional Scholars AcademyPartnersU.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region IVThe 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 Ryan Cooper or Anne Bedarf if you are interested in participating, partnering, or would like to gain more information on the project.