No yard? No problem! Compost your food waste anyway!

June 29, 2017
Backyard composting

Food. It’s what’s for dinner (and, well, breakfast and lunch). Until, that is, it becomes food waste. Did you know that more than 50 million tons of food waste goes to landfills every year, or that roughly half is generated at the household level (ReFED)? We can help reduce food waste through better meal planning, proper storage of produce, and preservation methods through canning or freezing. However, no matter how well we implement any of these strategies we will always have corncobs, carrot peels and ends, and other such waste that ultimately ends up discarded. What can we do?

Read the complete story of how Cuyahoga County is addressing the challenge on the OSU Extension CD Blog.

Submitted by Amanda Osborne, County Extension Educator, Cuyahoga County.