- More than 30 million tons of food waste is sent to U.S. landfills each year.
- In certain parts of the nation, landfill space is limited requiring transporting trash long distances.
- Landfill disposal pricing will continue to increase.
- States and other jurisdictions are taking actions to ban food waste from disposal in landfills.
Anaerobic digesters, like those developed by NEO Energy, use a renewable energy technology that significantly reduces the amount of food waste that goes to landfills. In fact, a typical NEO Energy facility diverts 55,000 tons of food waste from landfills every year.