Food Waste Best Management Practices

Our Solution for Food Waste

 In 2011, we identified available options for managing the food waste in our system. We presented the options at a series of public meetings, including an online virtual workshop, and asked our customers what options they preferred.

The feedback from the workshops directly led to the development of best management practices for food waste in Pierce County:
  • Waste reduction of all materials, including food
  • Food waste composting program for businesses
  • Landfill diversion for bulky items (wood, metal)
More information about this project is below.

Recommendations for Food Waste

Learn about the results of the food waste study.


Virtual Workshop

See the displays and survey presented to online workshop attendees.


Reasonable Management Practices Study

This report identified reasonable options for Pierce County.

Curbside Recycling
Info about curbside service.
Advanced Recycling
Detailed info about recycling.
Compost Classes
Compost food waste at home.
Earth Matters Newsletter
Food waste article April 2013
County Council EIDC - 2/26/13
Pierce County News - 5/13/13
News Release
About our recommendations.
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