Commercial Food Waste Recycling

The City of Orlando’s Food Waste Recycling Program gives your business the option to recycle pre and post-consumer food waste. Food waste that we collect is sent to an anaerobic digester where it is processed into electricity and fertilizer, diverting it from local landfills. This is important because approximately 20% of landfills are composed of food waste. When food waste ends up in the landfill it creates Methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.  

Benefits to Your Business

  • Reduce your monthly bill
  • Reduce dumpster and compactor odor
  • Reduce waste sent to the landfill
  • Reach sustainability-minded customers

Services Provided

  • 65-gallon carts
  • Starter box of compostable liners (liners must be compostable)
  • Employee training and ongoing support
  • Food waste collection up to 3 days a week


  • Billed to your OUC account
  • No contracts
Monthly cost per cart 1 day a week collection 2 days a week collection 3 days a week collection 
 1 cart $14.25   $28.50 $42.75
 2 carts $28.50  $57.00 $85.50 
 3 carts $42.75  $85.50 $128.25

Landfill only:

A two yard garbage dumpster with twice weekly collection costs $124.24 per month

Food Waste Scenario 1:

A two yard dumpster and two 65 gallon food waste carts, both with weekly collection costs $90.62 per month. This is a savings of $33.62 per month.

Food Waste Scenario 2:

One 95 gallon garbage cart, two 65 gallon food waste carts and one 95 gallon recycling cart, all with weekly collection costs $67.41 per month. This is a savings of $56.83 per month.

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.