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Food Waste Recycling

Pioneering Food Waste in Idaho

At Timber Creek Recycling, we prioritize repurposing food waste into animal feeds whenever possible. Any food waste that isn’t suitable for animal feed undergoes composting at our cutting-edge ASP (Aerated Static Pile) composting facility in Nampa. This innovative technology ensures that we can recycle various types of food waste while remaining compliant with DEQ regulations. 

Our food waste recycling program is designed to handle both unpackaged and packaged food waste. Currently, we accept unpackaged food waste, and once our new depackaging facility is completed, we’ll be equipped to handle packaged food waste as well. This facility, the first of its kind in Idaho, is expected to be operational at our Nampa site by the end of 2024.

Our Unique Approach: From Farm to Table back to Farm

What sets us apart is our innovative approach to recycling. We believe in the concept of "farm to table, back to farm," where waste is reused back into the agricultural cycle. This symbiotic relationship with the agricultural sector, the backbone of Idaho’s economy, underscores our commitment to sustainability and local prosperity.

What We

Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of essential vitamins (such as A, C, E, and B-complex) and minerals (like potassium, magnesium, and calcium). These nutrients support various physiological functions in animals, including growth, reproduction, and immune response.

Meats and Fish

Incorporating meats and fish into animal feed can provide significant nutritional benefits, including high-quality protein, essential vitamins, amino acids, and omega-3 fatty acids, which support growth, immune function, and overall health in animals all which are crucial for growth, muscle development.

Breads and Grains

Breads are rich in carbohydrates, providing a quick and readily available energy source for livestock. The fiber in grains supports digestive health, which aids in digestion and supports gut health.

Shells and Bones

Eggshells, bones, shells (e.g., oyster, crab), and nutshells are valuable sources of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and trace elements crucial for skeletal health, metabolic functions, and overall animal well-being. Additionally, they offer protein, collagen, and fiber, supporting tissue growth, repair, digestion, and gut health in various livestock species, highlighting their significance as nutrient-rich supplements in animal diets.

Pasta and Rice

The complex carbohydrates in pasta can provide sustained energy release, which is beneficial for animals with high energy demands. Rice is highly digestible and a good energy source, making it suitable for young animals and those with sensitive digestive systems or that require a controlled-fat diet.


Dairy products are rich in calcium and phosphorus, which are crucial for maintaining strong bones and teeth in animals. These minerals are essential for the skeletal development of young animals and the maintenance of adult animals. These minerals also play a vital role in metabolic processes, including energy production and muscle function.

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