Dec 222021

Here’s how to comply with California’s new recycling program, which requires residents to separate food products out from trash.

The new year will bring with it new recycling regulations for Rancho Palos Verdes businesses and residences.
The new year will bring with it new recycling regulations for Rancho Palos Verdes businesses and residences. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA — The new year will bring with it new recycling regulations for Santa Monica businesses and residences.

Beginning on Jan. 1, residents and businesses will be asked to separate out food products from their trash and recycling and put them into the green organics bin without a trash bag. This means you’ll be dumping your scraps from produce, meat, dairy items, egg shells, coffee grounds and tea bags, bakery and dry goods and yard waste into the green bin.

For Rancho Palos Verdes those who don’t currently have a green organics container, residents, businesses and multi-family dwelling mangers can set up organic recycling here.

More information about California’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy can be found here.

Wasted food accounts for eight percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to The Washington Post. In the United States, wasted food has a bigger carbon footprint than the airline industry. Over a third of all produced food doesn’t actually get consumed, and instead ends up rotting in landfills, according to The Washington Post.

The organic waste program in California is a result of a new state law, SB 1383, which passed earlier this year ro reduce methane emission from landfills.

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via Patch.com


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