Making it easy to reduce food waste and support your community through local agriculture

Food Cycle KC provides valet-style curbside collection of organic food waste for residents, as well as customized collection plans for businesses, organizations, learning facilities, and special events. 

The waste we collect is converted to healthy, rich compost which is provided back to members, as well as local community and school gardens. 

With as much as 23% of local landfill content coming from food waste, you have the ability to reduce waste, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support your community and local farming. 

The food you don’t eat doesn’t have to go to waste!

Compost in hand
with a little green bucket

What difference will you make?

Less waste

The majority of what we throw in the garbage can be given a new purpose. With your new little green bucket, your motto can be that nothing goes to waste.

Better soil

Compost-amended soils are incredibly fertile. Your food scraps are converted to rich compost instead of being sealed in a landfill.

Community

When you compost with us, you support your community. Community gardens and urban farms aim to nourish the community, especially in parts of town that are "food deserts". We aim to support the folks leading these efforts with rich compost at no cost.

Complete the Food Cycle

The food you don’t eat doesn’t have to go to waste. Scraps of food and uneaten or expired food can be composted, converting it to a rich soil. Compost can then be used by Kansas area community gardens and urban farms to grow fresh produce locally. When you and area restaurants source locally-grown produce, you not only get fresher produce, but you support local agriculture and community.

typical household

Don't let waste go to waste

The average family generates about 17.4 pounds of garbage each day, or 6,351 pounds per year. When sent to landfills, this produces over 12,000 pounds-equivalent of CO2 into the atmosphere while contributing nothing back to the earth. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, “organic materials continue to be the largest component of [trash]”, with compostable material accounting for over half of waste discarded to landfills, where they produce greenhouse gases, and will never return to the earth. 

Organic waste 61.3%
Recyclable 26.4%
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Tasty local produce