Food Waste Programs
Environmental Services recognizes that food waste is a multi-faceted issue for our community. Not only is it needlessly claiming space in our landfill, but it is being thrown away instead of being eaten or repurposed as compost.
Dish to Dirt is the name of our new home composting program that provides residents in the Waste District O region, (Greene, Christian, Webster, Polk, and Dallas counties) with composting education opportunities, resources for composting materials, tips and general how-to.
Food Matters Springfield is a commercial composting pilot geared toward local restaurants interested in participating in an innovative new program that not only promotes composting, but food rescue, and considering the way in which food is purchased and prepared in order to reduce food waste.