Food Waste Recycling
Around one third of Michigan’s waste is organic material, with almost 15% being made up of food waste. In the right conditions, this organic material could be broken down into compost. However, when organic waste - like food scraps - end up in a landfill they break down anaerobically (without oxygen) and produce methane gas, a greenhouse gas more harmful than CO2. When you simply separate your compostable material from your trash, not only are you diverting it from landfills but you are also helping to enrich soils and improve the overall health of our planet!
Composting transforms organic waste into a soil-like material that can provide enrichment for crops, gardens, lawns and houseplants. Composting your yard, garden and food wastes diverts these materials away from landfills and at Tuthill Farms and Composting, we convert this into compost. Not only does this provide an incredible product to enhance your garden or yard, but contributes to overall soil health and has immense positive effects on our environment!
Do you want to reduce landfill waste at home while contributing to healthy soils and the overall health of our planet? Tuthill Farms and Composting has clean and effective options that provide a practical solution to household food waste.
Farmer's Market Bin Swap
Sign up for our food waste bin swap at the Brighton Farmers Market and receive your bucket to collect your food scraps for the week. Bring us your bucket at the Market on Saturdays and we'll give you a new clean bucket for the week. Sign up for $10/month unlimited Saturday drop-offs or pay $5 for each individual drop-off you make. Plus, you get a free bag of Farm Compost or Supersoil when you sign up! Interested in this service, but can't make it to the Brighton Farmers Market? Let us know, and we'll see what we can do!
If you want to feed your food scraps directly to some adorable farm animals, check out the petting farm area next door to our farm for another awesome food waste recycling opportunity! Bring the whole family and enjoy hanging out with the animals. For $5 a visit, leave your food waste for our animals to enjoy! Whatever they don't eat will be composted.
Commercial Food Waste
Tuthill Farms and Composting is also available to compost food waste commercially for your business (restaurants, grocery stores, small business, etc). In the past we have worked with companies such as Garden Fresh Gourmet and we are excited to work with more businesses in the future. Contact us for more information.