SAN RAFAEL (KCBS)— In Marin County they are doing something very different with their food besides preparing and eating it. Food scraps are being turned into clean burning energy.
At Marin Recycling Center in San Rafael, a loader scoops up literally tons of food scraps from a heaping pile in their collection center.
The scraps from 15 restaurants and grocery stores are brought to the center each week— at times, up to 20 tons a load. Things like grapefruit rinds, apple cores, and old lettuce to banana peels are common.