Normandy Square residents piloting food scraps recycling program

Homeowners in the Normandy Square Homes Association are taking part in a pilot project that could become a model for turning food waste into compost throughout the area.

Starting this month, 73 homes in the homes association received a separate waste container for depositing food scraps. The food scraps bin is collected on normal trash pick-up days, and then used by Deffenbaugh Industries to help create compost usable for gardening. Johnson County’s landfill includes a 27 acre facility where yard waste and food waste are combined to make compost. (If you’re interested in making use of some of it, Deffenbaugh will let you pick some up for free. You can put in a reservation here).

The pilot is sponsored primarily by Deffenbaugh Industries, with coordinating help from Prairie Village and Johnson County.