- Landfill Operators
- City Planners
- City Officials
- Anyone involved in creating specifications or actually engaged in landfill project work
Recycling organics is the solution! We can help you recycle:
- Grass clippings
- Brush trimmings
- Garden waste
- Any non-animal food scraps: fruits, vegetables, peelings, bread, cereal, coffee grounds and filters, tea leaves and tea bags
- Much more!
Organics make up over 40% of what goes into our landfill
- In the U.S., about 95% of food scraps are still thrown away and eventually end up in landfills. About 41% of the space in landfills can be attributed to organic waste.
- When organic waste is disposed into landfills, methane gas is produced. . Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, 34 more times effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide (CO2).
- According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), landfill gas (LFG) comprises 17.7% of all U.S. methane emissions.
- Too many truckloads of biosolids can destabilize a landfill’s cell structure.
- Landfill space is shrinking quickly. One report of an Idaho landfill stated it lost 40 years of its potential life.
Composting is the solution for organics
- Composting is a sustainable outlet for the diversion of organics and food waste.
- Agriculture has a high demand for compost.
- Soil scientists report that for every 1% of organic matter content, the soil can hold 16,500 gallons of plant-available water per acre. This is essential to Idaho farmers.
- WARM now gives credit for soil carbon storage when this compost is applied to soils (-0.24 MtCO2e per ton of feedstock). The model provides a clear motivation to take food waste out of landfills.
- Composting is one of several methods for treating biosolids.
- Composting converts biosolids into a safe, useable organic form.
- Proven to expand landfill lifetime.
Timber Creek Recycling can:
- Help you convert your waste into a valued resource.
- Share its experience! Timber Creek Recycling has been farming in the Treasure Valley for over 108 years. We both make and use compost on our farm.
- Help you connect with your local farmer and show the benefits of organic compost.
- Partner with you in the area’s water conservation.
- Assist local farmers who are looking for compost with lower salt content.
Timber Creek Recycling:
- Is the 2015 Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Pollution Prevention Champion.
- Has the equipment and knowledge.
- Are U.S. Compost Council certified professionals.
- Would love to have you tour our 40-acre facility.
Download a pamphlet of this page, then call us at 208-887-8546 for more information!