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EGLE’s latest video features food collection program that takes scraps from businesses to make compost

As part of International Compost Awareness Week, this MI Environment story highlights EGLE’s latest video on how My Green Michigan is collecting food waste from Michigan businesses to become compost.

My Green Michigan food scraps collection carts.

My Green Michigan food scraps collection carts.


The video produced by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) highlights the work of My Green Michigan’s food scraps collection program. Founded by Hammond Farms Landscape Supply in Dimondale, My Green Michigan collects food scraps from businesses in southern lower Michigan to keep them out of the waste stream. These organics are diverted to regulated composting facilities that produce nutrient rich soils that can be purchased by both residential and commercial customers for use in gardens and larger projects.

Watch the Hammond Farms and My Green Michigan video to gain insight into this food waste diversion and composting effort taking root right here in Michigan.