Business Composting

If you’re a company or organization, such as a restaurant, grocery store, school or workplace with a company cafeteria, and want to reduce waste and save the environment, OCRRA can help!

We’ll assist you in setting up a process for diverting food waste, which offers a number of benefits:.

  • Reduces your trash volume, which may reduce what you pay to dispose of it
  • Costs less to dispose of food waste through OCRRA’s Compost Program (about half as much)
  • Shows your customers that you are environmentally responsible
  • Produces compost that can be used throughout our community

Contact us today, and we’ll help set up a program that works for you, your employees and your customers.



OCRRA salutes the local businesses and schools that are leading the environmental pack by composting food scraps with OCRRA:

• Arcadis

• Core

• Crouse Hospital

• Destiny USA (25+ food service locations)

• Empire Brewing Company

• Jordan-Elbridge School District

• Fayetteville-Manlius School District

• Giovanni Food Company, Inc.

• LaFayette School District

• Le Moyne College

• Onondaga Community College

• Pastabilities Restaurant

• Paul deLima Coffee

• Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center

• SUNY Upstate at Community General Hospital

• SUNY Upstate University Hospital

• Syracuse Banana

• Syracuse University

• The Centers at St. Camillus

• The Oncenter

• Wegmans (8 CNY stores)

• Westhill Central School District


In addition to FoodScraps_CherryRoadElementarybusinesses in our community, more than 6,700 students in 16 schools across 4 districts in Onondaga County are separating their cafeteria food scraps from their trash and recyclables. In turn, OCRRA transforms them into nutrient-rich compost that is used to grow thriving plants!

On average, schools find a 50%-80% reduction in trash when they begin food scrap composting.

Interested in getting your school on board? OCRRA can help. Check out this how-to guide and contact us today to schedule free on-site training for students and staff.

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