Food Waste Composting
Curbside Food Waste Composting Pilot
In March 2023, the City of Alexandria launched a new curbside food waste composting collection pilot for residents receiving City trash and recycling services. At this time, the City has reached the maximum capacity for the 2023 pilot period, however, residents can register to be placed on the waitlist for 2024. Residents will be able to place items such as fruit and vegetable scraps, meat, and bones in a dedicated bin for food waste collection instead of putting food waste in the trash.
When food is wasted, it also wastes the resources. We’re not just creating a problem, we’re also missing an opportunity to save businesses and residents money: Waste Less and Spend Less – You can spend less and waste less by buying only the food you will use. Preventing wasted food can also reduce energy and labor costs associated with throwing away good food. Learn easy tips and tricks to reducing food waste here.