What Is Food 2 Energy?
At Marin Sanitary Service, our commitment to finding the highest and best use of our collected material is never ending. In 2014, Marin Sanitary Service (in partnership with CMSA) launched the Food 2 Energy program to convert every banana peel, stale loaf of bread, and meat trimming into a renewable energy source right here in Marin County.
The program takes food waste from local restaurants and grocery stores and converts the material into a bio-gas through Anaerobic Digestion. The power generated is used at CMSA to pump water, run filters, and clean Marin’s waste water before it goes into the bay.
Save Money – The F2E program’s rate is greatly decreased from the garbage rate. We encourage participants to reduce their garbage service after enrolling in F2E reduces their overall bill.
Advertising – Participants will receive program window decals and will be able to use the F2E logo on print materials and on their website to assure customers that they support Zero Waste.
Landfill Diversion – In a 2014 study, MSS found that around 30% of all material is sent to Redwood Landfill is food waste. Diverting the food waste reduces the amount of solid waste sent there, which increases the longevity of the site.
Do you have excess edible food?
Contact ExtraFood.org for pickup or for more information on their free county-wide food recovery program.