California Safe Soil has agreements in place with several Safeway, Inc. and Nugget Markets, Inc. and Whole Foods locations in the Sacramento, area to supply food residuals to the CSS Pilot Plant in West Sacramento, CA. Safeway has an existing organics separation program, and is looking at the CSS collection system for its potential to improve store hygiene and reduce costs. Nugget Markets is implementing an organics separation program with CSS, with the aim to increase their recycling rate, improve store hygiene, and reduce costs. Whole Foods in Davis, CA is the latest retail supermarket to work with the CSS team to utilize the CSS collection system for its separated organics. As a result of CSS's operating efficiencies and quality finished product, CSS can offer supermarkets a better environmental solution for separating and recycling food residuals at a highly competitive price.
If you represent a supermarket company active in California, and would like to learn more about CSS, please contact us to arrange a meeting.
The research program at UC Davis is designed to prove the safety and efficacy of Harvest-to-Harvest (H2H). As H2H gains acceptance in the agricultural community, CSS expects to add supermarket customers to expand and diversify its supply of food residuals.
CSS has secured specialty containers, manufactured by Promens Inc. for use at Safeway, Nugget Markets, and Whole Foods. They are double walled containers, designed to preserve the quality of food residuals, maintain store hygiene, and facilitate the recycling of organics by store personnel.
Interested in testing H2H on your crops, please email us. We would love to hear from you.
Click here to learn about the research California Safe Soil is conducting with Dr. Edwin Lewis at UC Davis.
California Safe Soil's West Sac pilot plant turns stores' food waste into soil boosterSacramento Business Journal, February 8th, 2013
Nugget Markets Partners with CSS to Help CA FarmsNugget Newsroom, April 10th, 2012
Startup will turn grocer's waste into fertilizerSacramento Business Journal, March 16th, 2012