Almost half the materials Americans discard – food scraps, yard trimmings, and soiled paper – are compostable. While
58% of the 34 million tons of yard trimmings are recovered for composting, the recovery level for the 36 million tons of
food scraps remain low at only 4.8%. Municipal and county governments and private food scrap generators increasingly
recognize the importance of diverting food scraps from disposal.
Growing Local Fertility- A Guide to Community Composting _ ILSR 2021
to reach recycling goals and manage solid waste handling costs.