Tired of making trash? We're here to help.
According to the U.S. EPA, the average American creates roughly 4.38 pounds of waste every day. Ever wonder how much waste Austin makes in a day? Well if you take 885,400 people (Austin population in 2013) and multiply it by 4.38, you get a whopping 4,072,840 pounds of trash create every single day.
Food scraps represent 14.1% of the total waste stream. So by those calculations, our fair city is creating approximately 574,000 pounds of food scraps every 24 hours. By composting just 1% of those scraps, we would be creating 523,775 pounds of finished compost for local growers by the end of 2015.
Ready to take the next step and be a part of a bigger movement? Whether you run a household or a business, Compost Pedallers are here to help turn your refuse into a resource to grow a more sustainable community. It has never been so easy to go green.