Scottsdale council to discuss food waste diversion proposal
An initiative to require city-owned public venues to divert food waste from the landfill may be a topic of discussion at future Scottsdale City Council meetings.
Councilmember Betty Janik requested the initiative be placed on a future agenda. She says food waste in the landfill emits greenhouse gasses.
"When you have food waste there in our waste sites, food rots. It generates methane, and methane is a greenhouse gas that is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide," she said.
Suggestions for diverting food include composting and donating it. The city manager will review Janik’s proposal for a later meeting, which may include a work study session.