Most food waste and leftovers can be composted. This helps to keep waste out of landfills. Compost can be great as fertilizer and can help you save money on your garden. Some trash haulers will provide composting bags or even bins for your leftover food and food scraps. Contact your city trash hauler to find out what is available in your area.
Edible Food Recovery
Have food to donate? Donate unwanted food to local food pantries through Waste Not OC (WNOC). WNOC is a coalition of food banks, pantries, food retailers, waste haulers and the OC Health Department. These entities are working to reduce hunger and food waste by recovering edible, wholesome food for distribution to local pantries serving those in our community facing food insecurity.
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