Food Waste Diversion

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In the United States, grocery stores, restaurants and schools are responsible for about 40% of food waste. Most food business owners are unaware of the 53% County Environmental Charge on their garbage. By participating in a food waste diversion program, Ramsey County food establishments can:

  • Save 20% on food establishment license fees.
  • Reduce garbage costs.
  • Improve customer relations.
  • Protect the environment.
  • Feed people experiencing hunger and food insecurity.

How to reduce food waste

Donating food

Food waste to livestock

Organics (food scraps) collection

Save money with lower food license fees

Save money with BizRecycling grants

Save money on your taxes