A New Year often brings new laws. Starting in 2022, Cities and Counties will need to provide organic waste collection services to all residents and businesses and recycle these organic materials under California Senate Bill (SB) 1383. This bill sets goals to reduce the disposal of organic waste in landfills, including green waste, wood waste, food waste, and fibers such as paper and cardboard. The purpose of this bill is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as methane, and address food insecurity in California. One aspect of this law requires kitchen food scraps to be separated from the rest of the trash and composted. City governments, along with their contracted trash haulers, are required to put a system into place of collecting and reducing the amount of organic waste that ends up in our landfills. California has a 75 percent organic waste diversion goal by 2025.
The City of Chino Hills, in conjunction with our contracted trash hauler, will be providing education and outreach on this organic waste recycling requirement. More information will be provided to residents soon. Residential customers in Chino Hills do not have to do anything different right now, however, they can expect to hear more about this topic over the next several months. In the meantime, kitchen food waste can continue to be disposed of in your regular trash container.