New Organic Waste Recycling Program at ARIA (by Recycling Bin & Dumpster on P1)
Posted By mcooper on January 19, 2023
California State Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383), requires the reduction of organic waste disposed of in landfills. Organic waste is food scraps and food-soiled paper from kitchens and food operations and yard waste such as garden and landscape waste, organic textiles and carpets and wood waste:
In order to comply with SB 1383, and to make San Diego a more sustainable and thriving place for everyone, at ARIA we are pleased to introduce a new Organic Waste Recycling program by EDCO for Aria Residents. The program – which represents the biggest change to trash and recycling in San Diego’s history – supports the City’s Zero Waste and Climate Action Plan goals.
Please watch EDCO’s Commercial Food Waste Recycling informative video to learn more about EDCO’s new Organics Recycling Program and how it will significantly impact the future of organic waste: https://youtu.be/6Z92So1Bx0E Please learn more here: https://san-diego.edcodisposal.com/commercial-waste-services/commercial-services/organic-recycling/
For additional information about organic waste recycling, what items can go in the new green bin, and other vital details, please refer to https://san-diego.edcodisposal.com/commercial-waste-services/commercial-services/organic-recycling/ and the City of San Diego’s Organic Waste Recycling Frequently Asked Questions page.
Reason for Changes
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, organic waste accounts for a significant portion of California’s waste stream. Left to decompose in landfills, the organic waste releases methane, a gas that traps the sun’s heat, warms the atmosphere and contributes to climate change. Organic waste in landfills also emits air pollutants such as fine particulate matter (PM 2.5), which contributes to health conditions like asthma. To address this issue, Senate Bill 1383 was signed into law and targets the reduction of pollutants, including methane. Cities throughout California must meet the new reduction limits through organic waste reduction and recycling.
Collection and Recycling
Implementing Senate Bill 1383 requires extensive procedural changes and significant coordination. The City of San Diego is developing collection operations, amending agreements with non-exclusive franchise haulers, amending the City’s municipal code, enacting building requirements, preparing enforcement responsibilities and strategizing public education and outreach efforts. Participation in this exciting new organic waste recycling program is vital to San Diego’s future.
Food and yard waste collected will be recycled using:
- Composting facilities that make soil amendments, materials that are added to soil to change and improve it.
- Anaerobic digestion facilities, technology and microorganisms break down organic waste in closed spaces where there is no oxygen and create renewable natural gas.