Every year, the US sends 32 million tons of food waste to landfills. As the number of landfills continues to decline, the cost to dispose of waste has skyrocketed. Landfill tipping fees have increased an average of 7% annually over the last fifteen years, while hauling rates have skyrocketed as a result of longer waste hauling trips and steady increases in transportation fuel prices.
As The disposal of organic waste in landfills is a major contributor to global warming. The breakdown of organic waste in landfills releases methane – a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. According to the EPA, landfills are currently the second largest source of methane emissions in the US.
Businesses that produce large quantities of food waste such as supermarkets, university cafeterias, and hotels are burdened by these rising cost of waste disposal. Instead of paying more for the same landfilling service, we offer businesses a green cost-cutting solution that converts their waste into hot water and nutrient-rich compost.