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Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy Mandatory
commercial and residential organics recycling
As of January 1, 2022 all residents and businesses are provided with organics collection services!
Residents can add accepted food scraps to their green curbside cart! Residents in multifamily residences can participate in food scrap collection too. Ask your property manager about the new collection – where the cart will be and when they will have it on site.
Business can add accepted food scraps to their green containers.
Food scrap collection is part of the implementation of California’s legislation (SB 1383) addressing climate pollutants and wasted food.
Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up more than 28 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead. Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas. For help on composting at home click here.
What food scraps are accepted in the green cart?
All unpackaged food scraps are accepted with the exception of raw meat, oil and liquids. This includes the inedible parts of food, food scraps, spoiled food and trimmings from food preparation. Please remove all packaging, including paper, plastic, glass, and metal and recycle what you can. Reuse the twist ties and the rubber bands, but please don’t put them in the green cart. They can contaminate the end product, compost.
As always, grass clipping, flowers, and vegetation clippings continue to be accepted in the green cart.
More information and answers to frequently asked questions are available at ReGen.
SB 1383 Waiver
Businesses and Multifamily Units may be exempt from the mandatory organics recycling if they meet the de minimis or physical space criteria. Click here to learn more.
Edible Food Recovery Program
To meet the mandated statewide goal of reducing methane gas, SB 1383 requires a robust food recovery program requiring certain food businesses to send the maximum amount of edible food they would otherwise dispose to food recovery organizations.
Tier One Food Generators (starting Jan. 1, 2022)
Tier Two Food Generators (starting Jan 1, 2024)
Food Recovery Organizations
|All in Monterey|
1650 Sonoma Ave, Seaside, CA 93955
|St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church |
1475 La Salle Ave, Seaside, CA 93955
|Salvation Army Sand City|
800 Scott Street, Sand City, CA 93955
|Food Bank for Monterey County|
353 W. Rossi Street, Salinas, CA 93907