Placer County already recycles green waste and wood waste delivered to their Materials Recovery Facilities. If businesses have a garbage collection account with one of Placer County's contracted waste haulers (Recology Auburn Placer in the west, and Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal in the East) they are already complying with the law for these items, as green waste and wood waste are among the recyclable materials that are recovered from the waste stream with the One Big Bin recycling program.
The requirement to recycle organics can be met by taking one, or any combination of the following, actions provided it’s in compliance with local ordinances and requirements:
- Contact your hauler to subscribe to their food waste collection service.
- Recycle organic waste on-site
- Self-haul green and/or wood waste to Eastern or Western Materials Recovery Facilities and require landscape contractors to do the same as part of your agreement (food waste self-haul currently not available).
- Donate surplus to food banks with programs like Feed it Forward through Environmental Health.