FAQs

What if I don’t have the right resources?

The City will be providing resources to all residents and businesses. Starting in 2022, all jurisdictions will need to provide organic waste collection services to all residents and businesses and recycle these organic materials using recycling facilities such as: Anaerobic digestion facilities that create biofuel and electricity Composting facilities that make soil amendments

2022-01-06T16:48:16-08:00January 6th, 2022|

Where will recycled organic materials go?

Recycled organic materials will be put to good use. A lot of recycled organic materials will be donated to food banks, homeless shelters, and other organizations for those who don’t have much to eat. Starting in 2022, food service businesses must donate edible food to food recovery organizations. This will help feed the almost 1

2022-01-06T16:46:09-08:00January 6th, 2022|

Where will organic waste go?

As California collects and recycles organic materials, local governments will be required to use the products made from this recycled organic material, such as renewable energy, compost, and mulch. For example, it will be used to curate healthy soil! Compost is a key to healthy soil, and healthy soil is critical to reducing carbon in

2022-01-06T16:45:51-08:00January 6th, 2022|

How do I participate?

Residents What are my responsibilities as a resident? Residential customers will have a three cart program consisting of "Trash" (gray bin), "Recyclables" (blue bin), and "Organics" (green bin). All organic materials collected by residents will need to be bagged separately. Each resident will receive a small 2-gallon organics container to collect food scraps; they will

2022-01-12T02:34:59-08:00January 6th, 2022|

Why are the requirements changing?

A focus on recycling organic materials is central to California’s efforts to combat climate change. California has been experiencing the effects of a climate crisis: hotter summers, extreme temperatures, an increase in fires, extreme droughts, and rising sea levels that erode our coastlines. Research has taught us that greenhouse gasses released by human activities, such

2022-01-06T16:43:10-08:00January 6th, 2022|

What items are considered organic waste?

All Food Scraps including: Fruits, vegetables, peels and pits, meat, poultry, fish, seafood and bones, all dairy products, eggs, bread, grain, pasta and nuts, tea bags, coffee grounds Click here for a helpful guide.

2022-03-25T15:42:27-07:00January 6th, 2022|

What is organic waste?

Organic waste is any material that is biodegradable and comes from either a plant or an animal. Biodegradable waste is organic material that can be broken into carbon dioxide, methane, or simple organic molecules.

2022-01-06T16:41:08-08:00January 6th, 2022|
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