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Commercial Food Waste

Orlando’s food service industry is a vibrant part of our City, keeping our community fed and providing quality service to customers. The commercial food waste initiative opportunity gives your business the option to turn food waste into compost or clean energy instead of sending it to the landfill.

Save money, green your operations and put your waste to work!

  • Save money by potentially reducing garbage collection up to 10 percent
  • Reduce your landfill waste
  • Divert your food waste to beneficial end uses such as compost and clean energy
  • Reduce odor from your compactor or dumpster
  • Be recognized as an Orlando Green Works partner

The City of Orlando understands the operational differences of our customers and can provide support and guidance in developing your food waste collection program. The City will provide support and the following materials to get your food waste program off the ground:

  • Initial site assessment and operations meeting
  • Program design and walk through
  • Carts and collection up to three times a week. 65-gallon carts:
    • 2 – 4 carts for restaurants
    • 10 – 15 carts for hotels with catering
  • Initial box of sample bags are free (compostable bags required)
  • Bilingual food waste signs showing what can and cannot be collected
  • Pre and post-consumer food pickup; excludes plastic, glass, metal and non-biodegradables
  • Training of company point of contact or composting champion
  • Follow ups
  • Billed on your OUC account, no extra administrative effort
  • No contracts

To sign up or schedule a meeting with a project coordinator: Call 407.246.2314 or email