Organic Materials Management

Organic waste is 48% of what California throws in landfills, by weight, including 2.5 billion meals worth of unspoiled food a year.

Food, yard, and other organic waste breaking down in landfills emits methane climate pollution. 
Methane has 84 times the power to heat our climate as carbon dioxide.

Recycling organic material instead of sending it to landfills is vital to:

Commercial food and other organic waste collection and recycling was set by AB 1826, which begin in April 1, 2016.