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Posted on: June 21, 2021

New Recycling Requirements Coming October-November 2021:

Coming Fall 2021 New Recycling Requirements

Beginning November 2021, all residents, businesses and multi-family dwellings will be required per state law (SB 1383) to fight climate change by reducing organic waste that ends up in landfills. Decomposing organic waste is a major generator of greenhouse gases. 

In October, EDCO Disposal will implement a 3-container collection system for trash, recycling, and (new) organic/green waste. This means that food, food scraps, food-soiled containers, green/yard waste and other organic items will no longer be permitted to be placed in your regular trash receptacle, and will need to be placed in the new green container. Green waste carts will be delivered to residential customers in the second half of October. Organics service will begin Monday, November 1.

Please prepare yourself and your family for this upcoming change to how everyone will dispose of waste at home. More information will be available in the coming weeks. Please check out a recent presentation on the topic from Public Works and EDCO Disposal. You can also learn more about these laws at CalRecycle.ca.gov and contact EDCO at 562-597-0608 for more information.

Currently, businesses and multi-family dwellings with 5 or more units that generate 2 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week are required to arrange for organic waste recycling services.

What is Organic/Green Waste:

  • Food and food scraps
  • Dirty/soiled paper containers
  • Used paper towels/tissues
  • Plants, yard waste, leaves
  • Wood (untreated)
  • Coffee and coffee filters, tea bags

Organic waste is a renewable natural resource. It mainly comes from yard and kitchen waste from homes, and food waste and scraps from industrial and commercial operations. Anything non-organic, including hard plastic, metal, pet waste, treated lumber, wax-covered paper, textiles/clothes, dishes/pottery, should NOT be placed in your organic/green bin. Learn more on our SB1383 webpage.

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