The city recruited restaurants, grocers, and other food sources for the three-month pilot. Participants received bins and liners for food waste collected by waste management teams. Project partner Richgro uses anaerobic digestion to turn discarded food into fertilizer and biogas electricity for community use. Cockburn reduced 41,000 kilograms of emissions and cut down on landfill contributions during the pilot.
Successful food waste trial extended - City of Cockburn
City of Cockburn extend commercial food waste trial following strong early results | Community News
A local council has extended its WA-first waste trial after converting four months worth of food scraps into enough energy to power a household for a decade.
The city collected 21 tons of food waste from 22 participating businesses during the initial pilot. Council leaders approved a two-month extension of the program.
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