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Posted on: October 20, 2021

New Food Waste Recycling Program for Residents

Food Scraps Recycling for Residents

The City of Ventura is offering a Food Waste Recycling Program as a resource to residents to reduce organic waste in landfills, while complying with new state regulations, Senate Bill (SB) 1383. SB 1383 aims to reduce the amount of organic material sent to the landfill and reduce emissions. Learn more about SB 1383.

Starting January 1, 2022, residents living in single-family homes should recycle their food waste using their yard waste containers. All food waste, including meat, bones, fish, shells, dairy, bread, fruits, vegetables, peels, pits, cobs, and coffee grounds, must be placed in a bag, tied off, and added to the yard waste container. Apartment residents should place their bagged food waste in the food waste container. Once at the recycling facility, food waste will be separated from yard waste and composted into soil products.

For more information about this program, visit our Residential Services webpage.



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