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What Organic Waste Must Be Recycled?
Why Recycle Organic Waste?
How to Comply?
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What is organic waste?
Organic waste is material that comes from living organisms such as, but not limited to, food, food...
Why am I required to separate organic waste from the rest of my trash?
When organic waste is buried in a landfill and decomposes, it releases methane, a greenhouse gas that...
What organic waste materials are acceptable and prohibited by my waste hauler?
Organic waste collection services may vary slightly depending on the area you are in and what is...
Can I be penalized if I dispose my organic waste in the wrong container?
Violations involving container contamination are generally not subject to fines, but you will receive a notice on how to properly sort your...
How should I store food waste and how do I prevent it from smelling bad?
Options to store food waste and reduce odors are placing food scraps in lidded containers (such as...
Do I need to separate organic waste if I live in a multi-family unit?
All residents in multi-family housing (including occupants of apartment or condo complexes) are required to participate in...
Will there be any waivers/exemptions from organic waste collection service?
Residential customers already receive a default 3-cart service; thus, there is no need to decline the converted...
Does the Mandatory Organic Waste Disposal Reduction Ordinance apply to schools and other educational facilities?
Yes, educational facilities, such as schools, school districts, county offices of education, community colleges, universities, and other...
If I am not a Large Food Generator, can I still donate my excess edible food?
Yes, the County encourages food waste reduction and edible food donation whenever possible.
Why are Large Food Generators required to have a written agreement with Food Recovery Organizations?
The Agreement is intended to assist large food generators and food recovery organizations participate in continuous donation...