Effective January 1, 2022, a new California law (SB 1383) requires that compostable materials, including food scraps, food-soiled paper, cardboard, and yard trimmings, be kept out of landfills to prevent the production of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. In Alameda County, the law is implemented under the Organics Reduction and Recycling Ordinance. Residents are required to subscribe to curbside composting and recycling collection service and sort materials into the correct containers. This flyer covers how to properly sort recyclables and compostables, and provides tips for preventing food waste.
Contact AVI at 925-479-9545 to set up compost or recycling service if you don't already have it.
Sorting Food Scraps
Watch the video below to learn why sorting your food scraps is so important.