Organics are one of the largest components of the solid waste stream.
Organics recycling extends the life of landfills. Landfill tipping fees continue to rise as landfills become full and some more will close. Costs will continue to rise as land appropriate for landfills becomes difficult to find and more costly to construct.
Organics that end up in our landfills decompose without oxygen – creating methane – a potent greenhouse gas (20X more potent than carbon dioxide). Methane is an odorless and highly flammable gas that persists for years upon years.
Organics recycling reduces the need for chemical fertilizers, improves soils structure, moisture retention, reduces water loss.