The City of Ventura and EJ Harrison and Sons now offers the Food Waste Recycling Program in support of new statewide requirements, known as Senate Bill (SB) 1383. SB 1383 aims to reduce the amount of organic material sent to the landfill and reduce emissions.
The program is being gradually rolled out citywide - first to customers with a yard waste cart and then to all residents.
Starting January 1, 2022, if you have a yard waste cart, place food waste in any secured bag and add it to the yard waste cart for weekly collection. If you don’t have a yard waste cart, place bagged food waste in the food waste container when provided by your property manager. Any bag is ok, but reuse is always best! Secure paper bags by folding them down and secure plastic bags by tying them.
All food waste, including meat, bones, fish, shells, dairy, bread, rice, beans, pasta, fruits, vegetables, peels, pits, cobs, and coffee grounds is accepted.
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.