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California’s New Composting Law Starts Rolling Out



As of 1st January 2022, California has enacted a composting law. Senate Bill 1383 mandates that you throw out organic material into bins you use for other “green” waste, such as garden trimmings, lawn clippings and leaves. Californians are required to compost everything from food scraps and rotten leftovers to paper towels and plates.


"It's going to keep millions of tons of materials out of landfills,” Robert Reed, who works for Recology, the company that manages California's composting and recycling, told ABC7 News. "It requires cities and counties throughout the state to reduce the amount of compostable material they send to landfills by 75 percent.”


This initiative is part of a larger effort to reduce short lived climate pollutants and redirect organic waste from landfills back to the soil as compost. Under the new bill, municipalities are directed to provide organics waste collection services to all businesses and residents.


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