Financial penalties for contaminated loads may include a caveat that either the hauler or local government will pay a penalty fee for an overly contaminated load as well as any disposal fees if it must be sent to a landfill. The fee is due to the rejection of the load due to contamination at the composting/recycling facility which is why our programs heavily focus on reducing contamination at the source by educating waste generators and creating programs that make things simple!

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Food loss and waste occur at each stage of the supply chain. The biggest proportion (about 37%) happens in the home.

ReFED, 2021