Composting. It's all about turning usable waste into nutrient rich soil. Compost House and Atlas Organics have made their home in Greenville County's Twin Chimney's landfill.
Wendy Mcnatt of Greenville County Recycling says, "one of the number one items thrown away in landfills, is food waste, in America.” We learned that since Atlas Organics' production opened in 2016, nearly 40 million pounds of food and yard waste have been diverted away from Twin Chimney's landfill.
The kind of food and yard scraps vary throughout the year. Leslie Rogers, the Education Coordinator and Business Developer for Atlas Organics says, "you know in the summer we get a lot of fresh fruit and watermelons, in the fall it’s a lot of leaves and pumpkins. But we handle about a million pounds of food waste a month”