Will I be fined if I don’t do this?


SB 1383 does require a City fine mechanism for non participating accounts. Fines won't begin until 2024. In accordance to State Law, the fines are adopted into the City of Laguna Hills Municipal Code as follows: first conviction by a fine of not more than fifty dollars ($50.00), for a second conviction within a period of one year by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00), and for a third or any subsequent conviction within a period of one year by a fine of not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).

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1. When can I start placing food scraps in my green cart?
2. Will it affect my rate?
3. Will I be fined if I don’t do this?
4. When will I get inspected?
5. Is everyone required to recycle organic waste?
6. What if I don't want to participate in CR&R's organic curbside collection of food waste + yard waste?
7. Regarding changing cart colors, what type of each material should be placed in each container?
8. Why are cart colors changing?
9. What will happen to all the food scraps being collected?
10. What if I put my food scraps in the trash?
11. Why aren't food scraps collected separately than green waste?
12. I was already putting my food scraps in the yard waste, so how is this a change?
13. Will there be a smell in my kitchen?
14. What kind of food scraps can I place in my pail?
15. Will the City provide kitchen pails for indoor collection?
16. Where do I buy a pail?
17. Can I use a plastic bag? Can I use biodegradable bags?
18. What if my green organics cart (exterior) gets really dirty or smelly?
19. What about dirty/soiled napkins or towels? Can I place biodegradable cutlery in the green cart?
20. May I continue to place yard waste in my green container?
21. Will there be subsequent community workshops or town halls once the new program is implemented?
22. Will the City host classes on home composting?
23. Are residents required to donate food?