By composting food waste, you keep those materials out of the landfill, feed the soil, entice beneficial insects and cut down on pesticide and inorganic fertilizer use (pesticides are banned in most areas now).
Many municipalities now offer curbside collection of kitchen scraps so check with your municipality for options in your neighbourhood. There are many at-home composting options, and kits can be purchased and maintained at low cost. If you're interested in The Backyard Project
contact Marianne at 250.598.9765 or for general backyard composting visit the Compost Education Centre
website. Or consider purchasing a Green Cone Food Waste Digester
for the cooked food, meat and dairy that you would not put in a regular backyard compost bin.
There are many companies that will either collect or receive your food waste, or both, listed below. Call before going.