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Waste, Waste, Waste—Reducing Waste in Your Restaurant

Recycle, reduce, and compost. Whatever it takes—do your part and give back a little.

Why did you open up a restaurant? Was it to bring your passion to life? Probably. But I’m guessing you had at least one other reason. …and I’m betting it was to make some money. Or maybe to be your own boss, make your own rules, and to live the life you’ve dreamed about since before culinary school—probably even since way back when you were manning the dungeon at someone else’s restaurant.

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To Toss or Not To Toss: What to Do with Your Restaurant Food Waste

What do you do with all that extra food you can’t use? Or better yet, what should you do with it?

Many big chain restaurants literally throw it all in the garbage. Food waste, glass, paper and other recyclables all tossed away, with little consideration for this trash’s value as a resource. People all over the country (and the world) are starving, yet the big corporate chain restaurants throw away hundreds of pounds of food a day.

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Can’t Compost? Think Again! Commercial Composting Options for Your Restaurant

Love the idea of composting your restaurant food waste, but can’t make it happen on-site? Consider commercial composting!

There’s no need to compromise your values and commitment to the environment just because your restaurant or small business is unable to compost. Composting companies offer an inventive service to help with your food waste reduction efforts. And we’ve got a couple more out-of-the-box strategies to help you recycle your food leftovers.

(Post updated with new information on 5/23/17.)

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The Benefits of Composting: Turn Your Restaurant’s Waste into Profit

What should you do with all that extra food your restaurant kitchen can’t use? Consider the magic and benefits of composting.

Once you master a few composting basics, you can change your relationship with all of that inevitable, excessive waste and save some money in the process.