Banning compostable organics from landfills provides a greater impact on climate change than any other action to enhance air soil and water. Composting and Anaerobic digestion reduces GHG emissions, avoids methane generation, and provides and provides an a vast number of environmental benefits.   We must all recognize 25 to 30% of what is landfilled today is food scraps and food soiled fiber.  Food scraps and other organics disposed in landfills is the cause of 58% of methane emissions from municipal solid waste landfills. That’s a vast amount more greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than any other landfill source.

Benefits of Composting and Anaerobic Digestion

  • Significantly reduces methane, and captures methane for beneficial reuse.
  • Reduces and in some cases eliminates the need for chemical fertilizers.
  • Promotes higher yields of agricultural crops.
  • Aide in reforestation, wetlands restoration, and habitat revitalization.
  • Remediate soils contaminated by hazardous waste in a cost-effective manner.
  • Provide cost savings over conventional soil, water, and air pollution remediation technologies..
  • Alleviates soil compaction.
  • Enhance water retention in soils, reducing need for irrigation.
  • Provides carbon sequestration.
  • Biogas produced from anaerobic digestion can be used for energy generation or processed into natural gas for vehicle fuel.