What is organic material?
Organic waste generally includes the following.
- Food scraps including all solid, semi-solid and liquid food such as fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat, bones, poultry, seafood, bread, rice, pasta, tea bags, coffee grounds, and oils.
- Yard trimmings include grass clippings, leaves, flowers, hedge clippings, and weeds. Non-hazardous wood waste includes tree branches, tree trunks, and untreated lumber.
Where will the organic material go?
Some of the organic material will be processed into compost.
Some of the organic material will be processed into biogas at an anaerobic digestion facility.
For more information and to read the legislation, please visit CalRecycle’s website.