Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) cares for the community in many ways. This includes fulfilling responsibilities as an organization to reduce the environmental impact of healthcare waste that is generated on a daily basis. A significant amount of this is food waste generated by hospital kitchens and cafeterias, and has been identified as a waste stream that could be diverted from landfill. This article explores HHS' journey toward the implementation of a cost effective, environmentally sustainable waste stream management system.