Landfilling can be a significant cost increase due to longer travel distance. Several areas, notably San Francisco and New York City, are requiring business and residences to separate food waste from trash. This can increase truck transportation and labor costs due to separate pickups and longer travel distance to commercial composting facilities. Many green waste composting facilities do not currently accept food waste.
Composting food waste on-site can be a great waste disposal method that will reduce costs in the long run. In-vessel composters like Oklin’s food waste composters can turn organic waste into immature compost in 24 hours, reaching a reduction rate of 90%. The compost can then be used as organic fertilizer.