You may decide to compost for your garden in the backyard or live in an urban area where local organic waste collection is available. They are both great, but collective effort often results in greater impact. 

Recognizing the need for collective action, many governments have initiated organic waste collection programs to streamline waste management processes and encourage citizen participation. These programs typically provide households with separate bins or bags for food waste, which are collected separately from regular garbage.

Community participation in government-led organic waste collection programs is one of the key success factors of most sustainability initiatives. Effective participation entails correctly separating food waste from other types of waste, adhering to the designated collection schedule, and following any specific guidelines provided by local authorities. Some local governments will collect all organic waste, whereas others might choose to leave out animal products - so be sure to look them up before you start collecting food waste. 

Through these programs, individuals become more conscious of their waste generation and the environmental impact of their actions. This heightened awareness often extends beyond food waste, leading to more sustainable practices in other aspects of daily life.