Residents in Anchorage, Alaska, will soon be allowed to exchange food waste for finished compost at the Anchorage landfill thanks to a new pilot program. Those who participate in the program will be provided with a free five-gallon organic waste receptacle to store food waste. Full receptacles can be taken to the landfill and disposed of at a community drop-off site. Once the food waste is properly disposed of, program participants will be rewarded with finished compost from Susitna Organics.
The program will run until October and based on results, it may be offered again in the future.
KTUU has more details on the pilot program:
A new pilot program in Anchorage will allow residents to exchange food waste for finished compost at the city landfill.
According to Anchorage Solid Waste Services (SWS), participants in the program will receive a free five-gallon organic waste receptacle to store food waste. Receptacles full of food scraps can be taken to the Anchorage landfill and disposed of at a community drop-off site.
In exchange for dropping off food waste, program participants will be able to take back with them a load of finished compost provided by Susitna Organics. The amount of compost you receive depends on the amount of food waste you provide, SWS says.