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Posted on: February 8, 2023

Food Waste Recycling Program for Residents

Food Waste Recycling for Residents

The City of Ventura and EJ Harrison and Sons now offers a Food Waste Recycling Program to support new statewide requirements, known as Senate Bill (SB) 1383. SB 1383 aims to reduce the amount of organic material sent to landfill and reduce emissions.

The program is being gradually rolled out citywide - first with residents with a yard waste cart and then with residents without.

If you have a yard waste cart, place food waste in a secured bag of your choice and add it to the yard waste cart. If you don’t have a yard waste cart, place bagged food waste in the food waste container when your property manager provides it. All food waste, including meat, bones, fish, shells, dairy, bread, fruits, vegetables, peels, pits, cobs, and coffee grounds, must be placed in a bag, folded down, or tied, and added to the appropriate container. Once at the recycling facility, food waste will be separated from yard waste and recycled into products like compost and renewable energy.

For more information about this program, including an FAQ with questions like "Why do I need to use a bag?", visit our Residential Services webpage.

 Learn more about SB 1383 on CalRecycle's Webpage.

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