Food Waste Program

A family of 2 has on average 7 pounds of food waste a week. By taking that food waste out of the landfill and turning it into valuable soil amendment that can be used by City of Temple residents, we can slowly extend the life of the landfill, reduce methane emissions by about 3,009 pounds a year, create rich soil amendment to save money for home and community gardens, as well as flower beds that feed pollinators. By cleaning out the fridge and tossing the scraps in a food waste bin, you are creating a better Temple for today, tomorrow, and years to come.

How It Works

What Goes In

What Stays Out