Food Waste Drop-Off

food waste bin

City of Orlando residents can now recycle kitchen scraps, including meat, bones and dairy, for free at participating Farmer’s Market locations. Drop off stations are open during market hours. All food waste collected is sent to an anaerobic digester where it is converted into electricity.

We encourage residents to take advantage of our food waste drop-off locations, because it diverts food waste from local landfills, reducing potent greenhouse gas emissions. 

How to participate

  1. Collect food scraps in a sealed container.
  2. Drop off your food scraps at your local farmers market.
  3. Rinse the container and repeat!

Tips for food waste drop-off

  1. Between drop-offs, refrigerate or freeze saved scraps to eliminate kitchen odors.
  2. Line your kitchen food scrap container with biodegradable liners.
food waste steps


Acceptable items

Pastries, muffins, bagels, biscuits and donuts 

Butter, spreads and dressing
Dry goods, flour and sugar 


Fruit and vegetable prep waste 
Fruits and vegetables
Grains, pasta, beans, rice, bread and cereal 
Meat and dairy 


Do not include: Packaging, metal, glass, plastic or any non-biodegradables.