More than 40% of what San José residents put in the garbage is food waste. While limited opportunities do exist for turning this material into animal feed, compost, and fuel, it would be far better to eliminate, or at least reduce, the amount of food waste created. The graphics below provide some basic information to get you started (click to enlarge). To learn more about food waste and how to prevent it, visit www.SaveTheFood.com and www.stopwaste.org.