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Lunchtime Discovery: Cary Composts

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Cary Pilot Food Waste Drop-Off

Srijana Guilford, Waste Strategy and Impact Consultant, Town of Cary
Leigh Williams, Co-Founder, Toward Zero Waste
Christine Wittmeier, Organics Recycling Specialist, NC Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service (DEACS)

North Carolina generates 2.5 million tons of food waste per year and the state has made reducing that amount of waste a priority. This year, with a grant from the NC Department of Environmental Quality’s DEACS, Cary launched a food waste recycling drop-off service. Partnering with a local non-profit to help develop outreach and education, this effort has resulted in over 3500 drop-offs and nearly 11 tons of material collected for composting within four months. Join us to hear how one community is taking a bite out of food waste and learn about resources available from the state to support your community’s efforts.

Join us on YouTube!

Live Virtual Presentation hosted by NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ SECU Daily Planet Curator Chris Smith and the NC Department of Environmental Quality Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs staff.

You can post questions in the YouTube chat or tweet questions to #LunchTimeDiscovery and mention @NorthCarolinaEE.

Brought to you by the NC DEQ Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.


August 10
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


NC United States


Chris Smith