How do I recycle my organics?

In Placer County, we remain committed to making recycling and disposal easy for our residents and businesses. In addition to curbside collection, where your waste is sorted for recycling, you may drop-off your yard and wood waste at a transfer station or MRF. Consider other options such as composting at home or in community gardens, using food scraps as animal feed, and grass-cycling your lawn clippings. 

Composting your yard trimmings, food scraps and even scrap paper will result in a rich and nutritious material that can be added to your soil. Compost provides nutrients to plants, reducing the need to purchase expensive chemical fertilizers, and helps soil retain moisture - saving water! 

For home composting basics, see tips from the UC Master Gardeners of Placer County.

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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?