City expands residential food scrap composting program

Published on April 06, 2021

a yard sign promoting composting in front of a house

More people in Fort Worth want to do what’s environmentally right and help make the community greener. That means reducing waste, reusing items, recycling more and composting.

The city’s Residential Food Scraps Composting program, which launched in April 2019, has recently added two new locations, making a total of 14 collection sites:

  • Chisholm Trail Park, 4680 McPherson Blvd., 76123.
  • Walsh Community Garden, 13749 Makers Way, 76008.

Through the Residential Food Scraps Composting Pilot Program, Fort Worth residents have the opportunity to turn even more waste into resources instead of garbage by collecting food scraps to be processed into compost, a rich soil nutrient.

Most foods can be composted: fruits and vegetables, bread and other baked goods, coffee grounds and filters, tea bags, egg shells and cooked meats, to mention a few.

A one-time fee of $20 provides subscribers with a starter kit, which includes a kitchen countertop pail, a five-gallon transfer bucket, a refrigerator magnet and educational resources. You can also request a free, fun yard sign to help spread the word to neighbors.

Since its launch in April 2019, the program has yielded impressive results. More than 1,310 households have subscribed, more than 102 tons of food scraps have been collected with a less than 1% contamination rate. Every pound of food composted is diverted from the landfill.

View all 14 locations and learn more about the program. 

To learn more, call 817-392-7220 or email the Solid Waste Division.

 

 

Photo: Fun yard signs let your neighbors know you’re into food composting.

 

 

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