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Yes. All residential and multi-family properties and commercial businesses across the state are required to recycle organic waste generated onsite.
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Yes, all rates will be affected - residential, multifamily and commercial. These rates cover the costs of yard waste and food waste recycling services and the processing of those materials.
Per SB 1383, residents are required to receive food waste cart service. There are no discounted options at this time. Residents may also utilize backyard, small-scale, and community composting systems to recycle their food scraps.
SB 1383 requires uniformed cart colors across the state for both residential and commercial services. Blue will signify recycling, green or brown for organics, and black for trash. This consistency will help reduce confusion and contamination of recycling across the state.
Basically, If It Grows, It Goes!
Food scrap counter top pails can be purchased at stores like Walmart, Home Depot, and Amazon. More easily, you can repurpose a container or bowl you have at home to collect food scraps.
No plastic bags are accepted. We prefer you to use no bags at all. If you need to mitigate odor or the "yuck" factor, recycled brown paper bags are acceptable. You can use certified BPI compostable bags as well.
Yes, all yard/grass clippings, gardening, and tree trimmings should still be placed in your green organics container. Please note that palm fronds and logs/stumps are NOT accepted; place these in your trash cart if they fit.