Interested in food waste diversion but don’t know where to start? Here are some resources for residents and businesses.



  • offers food waste prevention with tips and calculators to help everyday people tackle food waste in the home.

  • Backyard composting is also an option for residents who want an easy and inexpensive way to reduce waste and create nutrient-rich compost for their lawns and gardens. SWACO offers an easy-to-use Compost at Home Guide

  • The Environmental Protection Agency offers tips to reduce food waste at home.



  • Commercial establishments interested in reducing food waste should start first by understanding what and how much they are generation.  SWACO offers a free Waste Audit Tool to assist businesses identify current practices and improvement opportunities.

  • The hospitality industry has developed a tool-kit to assist hotel kitchens to reduce waste, produced in partnership of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), with support from The Rockefeller Foundation.  Visit for more information.