Nearly 1 million pounds of food waste goes to the Franklin County
landfill every single day.
Food waste in the landfill generates potent methane gas — a powerful greenhouse
gas that is a major contributor to climate change. Waste diversion is the most
efficient way to reduce the amount of emissions generated by landfills, and to
reduce demand for landfill space.
Reducing organic waste, specifically food waste, from entering the
landfill is a major goal of the Columbus Climate Action Plan. The plan sets
ambitious goas to achieve a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030
and carbon neutrality by 2050.
Check Back Soon For more information on the city’s Food Waste Drop-Off Pilot Program with the
help of a Community Waste Reduction Grant from the Solid Waste Authority of
Central Ohio (SWACO).
Visit SWACO’s Save More Than Food program website for tips and resources
to help you reduce food waste at home, work, and school. Get access to
rebates for composting equipment, learn how to tell if your food has spoiled
and how to keep food good for longer.