According to the EPA, 24% of trash thrown away by apartment communities is organic waste that can be diverted from the landfills. Diverting this waste from landfills is crucial as landfills are filling up at an unsustainable speed. It is estimated that within the next 50 years the majority of our landfills will have reached maximum capacity.
In addition, sending organic waste to the landfill has a detrimental environmental impact. In landfills, organic material undergoes anaerobic decomposition and produces significant quantities of methane. Methane is a greenhouse gas that is up to 21 times worse for the environment than carbon dioxide.
Rather than unnecessarily filling landfills and causing this negative environmental impact, Integrity Waste will ensure that organic waste is taken offsite to a nearby composting facility. When at the appropriate facility, this compostable waste will break down into rich soil, full of vitamins and other nutrients. This enriched soil can then be used to grow food without the need of chemical based fertilizers. By composting, we can divert over 12 million tons annually from California’s landfills alone.
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