What do you do with your food waste? King County wants to know

King County Solid Waste Division will have an online food waste survey open until April 30.

The King County Solid Waste Division wants local input on how the county can get more residents to compost food waste instead of putting it in the garbage.

According to the King County Solid Waste Division, food waste makes up more 20 percent of what gets thrown away by King County residents.

“Keeping food out of our landfill is an important environmental action to reduce waste and support climate goals,” the agency wrote on their website. “We want to hear from residents in King County to help inform policies and programs that affect how food and yard waste are collected at the curb.”

To help get more food waste out of the garbage, King County Solid Waste Division is hosting an online survey that ends on April 30. The survey will help the county better understand how residents in different parts of the county manage their food waste and help inform future policies to reduce food waste going to the landfill, protect the environment, and meet the needs of our communities.

The survey can be found here.

The survey work is part of Re+, King County’s new initiative to reinvent the region’s waste system to reduce waste and transition to a sustainable economy. The county has identified that some of the best opportunities for improvement are in food waste.