While the recycling of paper and yard trimmings has grown rapidly in Ohio in the last 30 years • now up to 50 percent for paper and 62 percent for green materials, the recovery rate for food residuals is at less than three percent of nearly 96 million tons generated annually.
Did you know that each American throws away an average of 1.3 pounds of food scraps every day? Each year, residents in Ohio generate enough food scraps to pile on a football field over a half-mile high! Food scrap waste generated by all households in the United States could be piled on a football field more than 15 miles high.
Across the nation, states are exploring ways to reduce pollution and encourage alternative methods of waste management such as recycling. Although some food scrap management programs are being implemented at the local level (universities, business locations, etc.), more can be done to help reduce the need for food scrap disposal.
Paradise Lawn Care is your local food waste compost center. We are licensed by the Ohio EPA for food waste disposal. There is no charge for local residents to drop off their food waste. Please review the lists on the right to learn what items are acceptable for food waste disposal. For information about commercial food waste disposal, please give us a call at 330-669-3141.
*Starting August 1, 2017, there will be a drop off fee for all yard waste.
• Fruits & Vegetables
• Meat, Fish, Bones
• Bread, Pasta, Baked Goods
• Egg Shells & Dairy Products
• Coffee Grounds
• Coffee Filters, Tea Bags
• Paper Towels, Napkins
• Paper Plates – NOT Foam
• Paper Cups – NOT Foam
• Milk & Juice Cartons
• Pizza Boxes, Cereal Boxes
• Cardboard Egg Cartons Only – NOT Foam
• Waxed Cardboard
Material NOT Allowed
• Blade walnut tree leaves or twigs – Releases substances that might be harmful to plants
• Coal or Charcoal Ash – Might contain substances harmful to plants
• Fats, grease, lard or oils – create odor problems and attract pests