The Los Angeles City Council, looking to stay at the vanguard of recycling, voted in August for an experimental garbage pickup program that will ask residents in some neighborhoods to save their food scraps.

A survey conducted by city officials in 2002 survey found that single-family homes generate 230,000 tons of food waste annually that could be turned into compost. That survey found nearly 27% of garbage was food waste. What a waste to waste all that good pre-compost material!


Read the LA Times article here or listen to a podcast from an NPR All Things Considered program here.

Even better than recycling is to compost at home – my neighbors are impressed that I make my own soil. Want to know how? Check out the Compost Bin or the excellent composting articles here in the DC Urban Gardeners News.