Organic Recycling

Organics Collection  Starting July 2022

Senate Bill 1383 (2016) requires all of California to separate food scraps and food-soiled paper from their garbage that would otherwise go to the landfill.  This change will reduce the production of greenhouse gasses that cause climate change and reduce waste going to landfills. Learn more about Senate Bill 1383

In July 2022, Organics (food scraps, food-soiled paper, and green waste – grass, leaves, prunings) will go together in the Organics cart. It's the same material, same collection timeframe, just a different cart! 

What is Organic Waste?

  • Food Scraps, Coffee Grounds, Tea Bags
  • Food-Soiled Paper Products
    • Pizza Boxes, Napkins, Coffee Filters,
    • Egg + Paper Cartons, To-go Bags + Boxes
    • (no Styrofoam or Plastic)
  • Green Waste
  • Landscape + Pruning, Leaves, Flowers, Sludge
  • Lumber, Wood

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