What is a Zero Waste system? 

Zero Waste System is cyclical does two fundamental things: It redesigns our systems and resource use—from product design to disposal—to prevent wasteful and polluting practices. It then captures discards and uses them, instead of natural resources, to make new products, creating far less pollution and feeds the local economy.

zerowastehierarchy

ZERO WASTE HIERARCHY

REDESIGN
REDUCE

SEPARATE - (reusables, recycling, composting and trash)

  • Reuse / Repair
  • Recycle (multi-stream) ⇒ Material Recovery Facility (MRF)
  • Composting Programs ⇒ aerobically compost clean organic materials like food scraps and yard waste to return to soils
  • Waste: Waste Composition Research, Material Recovery, Biological Treatment, Stabilized Landfilling