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Posted on: August 4, 2022

City launches two new residential food scrap drop-off locations

The City of Flagstaff’s Sustainability Office invites the public to use two new residential food scraps drop-off locations at the Flagstaff Aquaplex (1702 N Fourth St) and Bow and Arrow Park (3701 N Cochise Dr). To use the free drop-off locations, residents can take the City’s brief online survey to receive a bin access code, collect acceptable items at home, and bring them to either location. 

 

Drop-off locations are serviced by contractors who weigh, sort, and transport materials to several small-scale farms in and around northern Arizona. Materials are processed onsite at the farms and incorporated into the soils to support regenerative agriculture, the local food system, and healthy ecosystems.

 

The Residential Food Scraps Drop-off Program seeks to advance the City's Carbon Neutrality Plan and Rethink Waste Plan goals by diverting household compostable items from the landfill. Over the past year, the program has already diverted over 10,000 pounds of food waste.

 

Residents can learn more at www.flgrethinkwaste.org/residential-food-scraps-drop-off.

 

For any related questions, please contact Summer White, City of Flagstaff Waste Reduction & Food Systems Coordinator at (928) 213 2146 or summer.white@flagstaffaz.gov.

 

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