What is Organic Waste?

Organic waste refers to food scraps, yard waste, non-hazardous wood waste, and paper. 

In the recycling business, the term “organic waste” or “organics” has a meaning different from the term “organic” in farming. In farming, an “organic” product is one grown without chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides. 

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1. What laws require organics recycling?
2. What is Organic Waste?
3. Why is SB 1383 important?
4. How do I sign up for organic waste collection service?
5. Who is eligible for an exemption waiver for organics recycling?
6. Is there an exemption waiver for the edible food donation requirement?
7. How do I apply for an exemption waiver for organic waste collection service?
8. When will waivers be issued?
9. How much will food and green waste collection services cost?
10. I have a yard waste dumpster, can I put food waste in it?
11. How can I find out more information?