Guide to Composting at Sports Venues

March 19, 2014

Food waste, which, along with landscaping debris, is the subject of NRDC's Guide to Composting at Sports Venues, is a particularly inefficient, ecologically troubling feature of American society. According to the U.S. EPA, "More food [waste] reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in municipal solid waste....In 2011 alone, more than 36 million tons of food waste was generated, with only four percent diverted from landfills and incinerators for composting." This Guide has been produced to assist stadiums and arenas in increasing their diversion of food and yard wastes for beneficial use.