Commercial Organic / Food Waste
The composting and reuse of green or yard waste and food waste are critical components for any community's march to a Zero Waste goal. Certain Minnesota counties also enforce food waste recycling requirements. Dick's Sanitation is here to help your business comply with local regulations and divert food waste from landfills.
Request Organic Waste Disposal
Contact us to determine the best organic waste solution for your business.
We will craft a customized service plan based on your specific requirements.
Our team ensures a smooth transition by initiating your organic waste collection without any disruptions.
Organic Waste Disposal Solutions
Composting not only reduces the environmental impact associated with waste disposal but also yields high-quality compost.We continue to increase our composting efforts through investments to expand capacity at our existing operations and through the acquisition of new facilities. The benefits of these actions extend beyond waste diversion.
Reduce greenhouse gas
When organic waste decomposes in landfills, it produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. Diverting organic waste from landfills helps mitigate these emissions.
By diverting organic waste from disposal and implementing composting systems, businesses can reduce waste disposal fees and potentially generate revenue from the sale of compost or biogas.
Innovation and efficiency
Investing in organic waste management technologies and practices can drive innovation and lead to more efficient resource utilization within a business.
Any business that produces organic waste, such as restaurants, grocery stores, hotels, schools, and caterers, can significantly benefit. Organic waste collection helps businesses reduce their carbon footprint and contribute positively to the environment.
Collection frequency is tailored to each business's unique needs. Depending on the volume of waste and your operational requirements, pickups can range from daily to weekly, or even on a custom schedule.
It's crucial to separate organic waste from regular trash. Keeping organic waste separate ensures that it can be properly composted and recycled, maintaining its environmental benefits.
Collecting and composting organic waste diverts it from landfills, reducing methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas. Additionally, the resulting compost is a rich, natural fertilizer that can enhance soil health and reduce the need for chemical fertilizers.
While most biodegradable food scraps and organic materials are accepted, items like plastics, glass, metals, and certain non-compostable materials should be kept out of the organic waste stream to ensure effective composting.
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We provide businesses with a range of container sizes and a variety of service scheduling options, customized to meet your waste collection needs. Click on the service you’re interested in below for more detailed information on how we can help you.