How is my organic waste recycled?

At the Eastern Regional and Western Placer Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs), we already treat organic waste and recyclable materials as the valuable resources they are. Carboard and other recyclables are separated from waste, baled, and marketed to recyclers for a new life. Green waste and food collected from businesses are made into compost, a beneficial soil amendment, or taken to biomass plants where they are turned into energy. Recycling these organic wastes into new products reduces landfill generation of methane, a greenhouse gas that is much more potent than carbon dioxide.

 Take a virtual tour of a MRF and see how compost is made, or watch this video to see for yourself how Placer recycles for you!

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1. What is SB 1383?
2. What are organic wastes, and why is it important to keep them out of the landfill?
3. Why is California implementing this law?
4. What goes in my green waste bin?
5. Can I still take my trash and organic waste to the dump?
6. How is my organic waste recycled?
7. How can I reduce my food waste?
8. How do I recycle my organics?
9. How and why should I compost?
10. Can residents or businesses be fined for not following the requirements?