Organic waste recycling is coming to Rancho Bernardo – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Rancho Bernardo residents can learn Thursday evening about how their recycling habits will need to change when the city implements organic waste recycling.
Polina Osipova, a recycling specialist with the city’s Environmental Services Department, will talk about the weekly green bin service coming later this year during the 6:30 p.m. May 5 Rancho Bernardo Community Council meeting.
The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. For the link, go to the meeting agenda posted at under “calendar.”
Once green bins for automated collected are delivered throughout Rancho Bernardo, residents will be expected to separate their food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard waste from the rest of their garbage that up to now has been placed in their black bins for weekly collection.
Green bin recycling for organic waste is separate from the blue bin recycling for paper, cardboard and some plastics that has been collected on a biweekly basis for many years in Rancho Bernardo.
California State Senate Bill 1383 requires the reduction of organic waste disposed in landfills. While it decomposes organic waste releases methane, a gas that traps the sun’s heat, warms the atmosphere and contributes to climate change, according to the city’s website. Information on the new requirements for residential and business trash collection customers is at
County Supervisor Joel Anderson is also scheduled to speak. Earlier this year he became Rancho Bernardo’s representative on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors due to redistricting. According to the agenda, Anderson will be introducing himself and talk about his plans for representing the community.
For the complete agenda, click on the calendar link at
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