Discarded food and yard trimmings make up approximately 30% of the waste that ends up in the landfill. That is a huge amount of material. Unfortunately, when organic materials get to the landfill their decomposition greatly contributes to the production of methane…

A potent greenhouse gas that contributes to global climate change.

 

One of the best ways to divert these organic materials from the landfill is through composting, which produces a nutrient-rich dirt that has an incredibly positive impact on soil health. Therefore the City of Albany, with help from the Radix Ecological Sustainability Center, is excited to offer three options to City of Albany residents to help them dispose of organic waste in a responsible and beneficial way so that it doesn’t end up in the trash. To learn more click here