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What Makes Us Different:


With more than 34 million tons of food waste generated each year and only 3% being recycled, organic waste is the single largest component of the municipal waste stream. The economic cost of sending food waste to the landfill is wasteful in terms of energy and nutrient loss and also creates a large cost to the environment. Food in a landfill rots and creates methane, a greenhouse gas with over 20 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide.

Green Planet 21 is able to recycle both wet and dry food waste, with wet food waste being used for composting, mulch, or anaerobic digestion (producing a biogas that has a fuel value), and dry food products being turned into animal feed or used for anaerobic digestion.


Green Planet 21 finds local solutions for the waste, usually partnering with a composter or mulcher in your area.

Green Planet 21 will assess your organic waste stream, customize a collection system specific to the volume of waste being generated at your facility, and provide regular pickup service of the collected matter. Food or beverage manufacturing operations, grocers, food distribution centers, and virtually any consumer product company generating food or beverages can benefit from our services.

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What We Recycle

Green Planet 21 can recycle many types of food or organic waste and the packaging that comes with it as part of our food and plastic recycling services. We partner with local food waste processors and bio-digesters near some of our locations. To find out whether food waste recycling is an option at your company’s location, please contact the Green Planet 21location nearest you.


The types of food waste we can recycle includes, but is not limited to:

  • Fruits

  • Vegetables

  • Pastas

  • Rice

  • Starches

  • Breads

  • Potatoes

  • Liquids

  • Other already processed items

Competitive Pricing

Green Planet 21 uses a competitive pricing model and will give you the best price possible for handling the recyclables generated at your facility. Because we are a full-service provider of various recyclable commodities, Green Planet 21 can lower your company’s freight costs. For example, when we move mixed loads from your facility to ours.

Our plants in Oakland and Tacoma are adjacent to large U.S. ports. So, we can avoid freeway driving as we deliver recyclables for shipment oversees. Our trucks can carry 17,000 more pounds per truckload than most of our competitors.


This efficiency reduces our own freight costs and enables us to pass on those savings to our customers.

Baled cardboard and paper have a higher value than the loose paper that needs to be processed. We offer balers, compactors and other receptacles through our leasing and purchasing programs. The ROI is short and we can provide equipment upfront to be paid off over a period of time.

Contact your nearest representative to learn more about how Green Planet 21 can apply sustainable solutions to the challenges your company faces today:

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