Food waste generated at pre-approved commercial venues is accepted at the Miramar Greenery. Food scraps, along with green yard waste are processed into a rich compost product that can be used as an amendment to improve soil texture, and increase both nutrients and water holding capicity. Green Business Network Businesses are participating in the program.
This program is extremely important for the region. It assists the City in complying with State mandates regarding waste reduction, greenhouse gas emissions, and recycling. It also helps extending the life of the Miramar Landfill.
Food waste is accepted from large generators who have their own dedicated compactor or roll-off container; and food scraps routes servicing several mid and small size generators such as restaurants, company cafeterias, hotels, and schools who place their food scraps in toters or dumpsters. Port tenants participating as large generators include the Hilton BayFront Hotel, Sheraton Hotel and Marina, and San Diego’s Convention Center and International Airport.
Participation requirements include approval of logistics and staff training by one of the City’s recycling specialists. For more information, please contact Ana Carvalho of the City’s Environmental Services Department at 858-573-1243.
NOTE: The Green Business Network is hosting and workshop and panel discussion on commercial composting on Nov 8. The City of San Diego will be present to answer questions. Interested Port tenants should register today.
Commercial food scraps being delivered at the Miramar Greenery, where in ten weeks they are transformed into a US Compost Council Certified Compost