A restaurant, on average, disposes of more than 50 tons of organic waste every year. Californians overall throw away more than 5 million tons of food scraps each year. Every City in California is required to divert at least 50% of all its waste away from landfills, due to space constraints. By participating in the Commercial Food Waste Service Program, local businesses will reduce their trash disposal cost while helping the City maintain compliance with its recycling goals.
Some organizations in Orange County work to recover edible food from businesses and help provide food to nearly 400,000 Orange County residents. The following organizations will pick up your food donations and assist your business in complying with AB 1826. Food donation is endorsed by the Orange County Health Care Agency. Furthermore, the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act protects good-faith food donor businesses from potential liability.