Town Square

Post a New Topic

Food waste to methane power

Original post made on Apr 17, 2009

A program that takes scrap food waste from restaurants and turns it into methane gas may be getting expanded. Danville Town Councilwoman Candace Andersen, a member of the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority, said that the program seems to be working well and may be enlarged to encompass more restaurants.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 16, 2009, 4:53 PM

Comments (3)

Like this comment
Posted by Madeleine
a resident of Danville
on Apr 17, 2009 at 3:16 pm

I think this is a great idea and more restaurants in Danvill should participate...Less waste in our overloaded landfills.....And while were on the subject of food scrap recycling, I think it stinks that the people of Danville voted down the recycling of food scraps into our green recycling bins....Our we so lazy that it's too much trouble to do this. I hope we get a second chance to participate in household food scrap recycling in the future..We need to do all we can to insure our childrens children have a clean earth to live in...The less we dump in the land fill the better....

Like this comment
Posted by Ron
a resident of Danville
on Apr 17, 2009 at 3:29 pm

You got it right - it stinks. Thats why after two weeks the little bucket they provided went into the recycle bin.

Like this comment
Posted by Madeleine
a resident of Danville
on Apr 17, 2009 at 5:27 pm

So don't use the little bucket Ron. Wrap your food scraps in newspaper and dump daily....or If you washed out your food bucket useing recyced water, that keeps it from smelling... Get creative...

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

The Cleric and the clerk*
By Tom Cushing | 17 comments | 634 views

The Arts and Critical Thinking
By Roz Rogoff | 7 comments | 456 views

Wondering why
By Tim Hunt | 5 comments | 363 views