What is all the fuss about putting food scraps in a landfill?

It is a common misconception that when food scraps and food-soiled paper from meals are put into a landfill they will just break down. They will break down but they will produce methane and carbon dioxide, which are both greenhouse gases. If the food scraps and food-soiled paper from meals are composted then they do not produce these greenhouse gases. These scraps are turned into compost which is nutrient-rich soil that can be used to grow more food!

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1. Do you have to be a Walters customer to participate in the program?
2. How much does the program cost?
3. How does one sign-up for this program?
4. So I signed up... now what?
5. What happens with this 13-gallon bag once it is full?
6. What is all the fuss about putting food scraps in a landfill?