Compost Your Food Waste at Home or WLSSD

Keeping food out of landfills can help slow climate change. It reduces methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprint.
A compost pile is fairly easy to maintain at home and reduces your garbage output. You can either start a compost pile or bin in your yard or have a small covered compost container in your kitchen. Basically, compost is made from a mix of green (wet food scraps) and brown (dry materials like leaves) and water. Also, you cannot compost meat and dairy products in a home compost. It takes around two months to turn scraps into soil. For further instructions see:
If you aren’t able to compost at home, you can compost here in Duluth and Superior with Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD). WLSSD offers a great composting program for all food materials, including meat and dairy scraps, with special compostable bags available at area stores. Got meat, fish, and dairy scraps? Bring them to WLSSD food waste drop sites. WLSSD also provides yard waste composting at their facility and sells their great Garden Green composted soil. For more information on Western Lake Superior Sanitary District composting and yard waste programs see:

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