Food and Organic Waste Recycling

Responsibly recycle your organic business waste materials with our planet-friendly solutions.

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Food and Organic Waste

Each year, Republic Services processes about 2 billion pounds of yard and food waste at our organics facilities. This compost is marketed and sold to landscapers, golf courses, farmers, residential customers and even to recognized national brands at local home-improvement stores.

Find organic and business food waste services in your area.

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The Process of Composting

Our compost facilities use a natural biological process to transform organic waste into compost. Many of those facilities are technologically advanced and utilize an aerated static pile (ASP) composting methodology. ASP speeds up the biological process, controls odors, reduces emissions and the overall footprint of a facility.

We are committed to continuing to work with customers like you to improve the process and have a more sustainable system of material management.

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Organics Pre-Processing

Increase your business food waste recycling effortlessly through “pre-processing.” Pre-processing removes up to 99% of contamination and enables food waste to be effectively recycled. Specialized equipment removes contamination and diverts the pre-processed food waste to composting and anaerobic digestion.

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Food Recovery Programs

Diverting unused but edible food from your business to those in need can help eliminate hunger. We partner with businesses to maintain a robust food recovery program.

Saving the Planet Through Legislation

Across the U.S., cities and states are deciding organic waste diversion should be more than just a good idea – it should be a law. Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, California, Rhode Island and New York City have passed laws to ban or reduce food waste from landfills. As the nation moves to a more sustainable future, Republic Services is here to help.

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Organics Recycler of the Year

We are proud to have been recognized by the National Waste & Recycling Association with the 2020 Organics Recycler of the Year award for our organic’s programs across the country.

Partnering for a More Sustainable Tomorrow

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Leading the Way in
Environmental Services

At Republic Services, we’re dedicated to creating a cleaner, safer, healthier world for all. Working with our customers, we provide solutions that make businesses more efficient while taking care of the planet – and protecting the bottom line.

See our Sustainability in Action
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