This company turns food scraps into compost for Philly community gardens at an old city building

WHYY, Plan Philly, Sophia Schmidt,

Throw out an apple core at a Philadelphia recreation center, and it may not end up in a landfill. Instead, it could end up back on park land, nourishing a community garden as compost.

Officials held a ceremonial ribbon cutting Tuesday for the first facility to compost food waste from recreation centers on city parkland.

“This facility used to be a Parks & Recreation operations and maintenance team building, and today it’s a composting hub for Philadelphia, where food waste from our rec centers becomes high-quality compost, adding valuable nutrients back into city soils,” said Natalie Walker, sustainability director for Parks and Recreation.

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