Houston, Texas is a few weeks into its food waste composting program, and it is seeing a steady increase in participation.

February 15, 2024

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Houston, Texas is a few weeks into its food waste composting program, and it is seeing a steady increase in participation.

Back on January 22, Houston kicked off the composting pilot program in partnership with Zero Waste Houston. The program is slated to run through the end of February. Zero Waste Houston will collect food waste that is left at drop-off sites around the city and compost it. Afterwards, the compost will be handed off to landscaping company Natures Way Resources.

“Although we’re in the early stages of development for future programs, overall, composting programs offer a sustainable solution for managing organic waste while providing environmentally, social, and advantageous economic benefits for the city,” Houston Deputy Director Veronica Lizama said.

In the program’s first week, it received food waste from 11 people, but that number has almost tripled by the end of its third week.

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