Garbage or gold? Composting companies help people turn food scraps into natural fertilizer


Garbage or gold? Composting companies help people turn food scraps into natural fertilizer


Landfill space is a precious and possibly finite commodity in an urban area.

The Orchard Ridge Landfill in Menomonee Falls, the largest in the state, was close to capacity in 2019 with a pile of waste nearly 16 stories high. It expanded its footprint by 40 acres, and now has plans for more capacity.

Nationally, about 108 billion pounds of food — equaling 130 billion meals and more than $408 billion worth of food — are wasted each year in the United States, according to Feeding America...


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