After over a year of talks, Greenville County and a local food waste collector have worked out an agreement to open a local commercial composting facility that will localize efforts to temper a growing global issue.
Atlas Organics, a Spartanburg-based food waste collector and processor, and Greenville County have partnered to create a composting site at the county’s Twin Chimney Landfill. The site is a processing point for the county’s yard waste.
The large scale composting facility could help divert hundreds of thousands of pounds of waste from the landfill by turning it into a usable material. Food waste is a growing issue. Food loss and waste is the single largest component of disposed U.S. municipal solid waste, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.