Food waste is a BIG problem in the United States, with more than 36 million tons of food waste being generated in 2012 alone. Only 5% of this was diverted from landfills and incinerators for composting, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
St. Louis Composting (SLC) strives to make composting food waste as easy as possible for restaurants and businesses. Diverting food waste slows the stream of ozone-depleting organic waste buried in landfills while creating bountiful soil amendments naturally known as compost. SLC with the help of Total Organics Recycling (TOR) collect organic material from participating food outlets and manage moisture, nitrogen, oxygen and temperature levels to create ideal conditions for the magical microbial activity that transforms it into nutrient-rich compost in about six months.