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Food Waste Recycling

The Food Waste and Recycling program, funded by the Sacramento Solid Waste Authority (SWA), was designed to cut down on compostable and recyclable trash ending up in landfills. Municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are the third largest source of human-related methane emissions in the United States, accounting for approximately 14.1 % of these emissions in 2016. To cut down on methane emissions and foster healthier lungs, Breathe teams up with schools to educate children on a landfill’s environmental impact. Breathe is also implementing systems in schools to teach children to separate food waste from trash and pave the way for a more sustainable, cleaner future.

For more information on the program, contact program manager Katie Smet by email at or by calling the Breathe office at (916)444-5900.