What is organics waste?
Organics waste is a renewable natural resource, and it mainly comes from yard and kitchen waste from homes, food waste, and industrial and commercial operations scraps. Mandatory recycling of organics waste is the next step to achieving California’s Zero Waste goals.
Organics Recycling with EDCO
Recycling organics is easy and convenient with EDCO’s commingled Organics Recycling program. EDCO has expanded the source-separated green waste collection to include recycling food waste. The service allows customers to place food scraps in the same container as green waste. Collect food scraps in any container for an easy way to set aside leftovers for your green organics cart. Coffee cans, plastic food storage containers, or kitchen caddies can be used. Please do not use any kind of plastic bags for any type of green waste, food waste or other organics, as they contaminate the compost. All organic material must be placed loosely inside the organics cart for collection. Paper bags are acceptable.
What can go in the green cart?
Below are just a few examples of what can be placed in your green cart.
Cooked or raw meat, poultry, and seafood (including bones), cheese, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, grains, pasta, eggshells, bread, coffee grounds, tea bags, tea leaves, baked goods, nuts, jelly, candy, snack foods, leftovers, spoiled food.
Paper bags, paper napkins, paper towels, paper plates, paper cups, paper take-out containers and take-out boxes (with no plastic or wax coating, and metal removed), paper coffee filters, tissues.
Grass clippings, small branches, small tree limbs, tree roots, flowers, leaves, plants, straw.