Understanding Organic Waste: Malibu To Host Informational Meeting – Patch

Press release from the City of Malibu:
April 5, 2022
During Earth Month, the City of Malibu will co-host a virtual meeting on Thursday, April 28, 6:30 PM with Los Angeles County Public Works (Malibu Garbage Disposal District) on the new mandatory organic waste recycling program that recently went into effect in Malibu.
“Malibu is committed to protecting the environment and addressing global climate change, which threatens coastal communities with rising sea levels and more frequent and severe wildfires,” said Mayor Paul Grisanti. “I hope all homeowners and businesses will join us for this workshop to learn about recycling organic waste.”
The virtual community meeting on April 28 is meant to help community members properly separate their organic waste and learn about the importance of organics recycling. Representatives from Waste Management and Universal Waste Systems, Malibu’s waste haulers, will answer questions. Register for the meeting.
The City has also created a free Residential Zero Waste Guide to help residents learn how to sort their food scraps based on their hauler’s requirements. The guide is available on the website.
The organic waste recycling program meets requirements under California Senate Bill 1383 to reduce organic waste, which makes up half of what California send to landfills, where it releases methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.
What to Expect: All Malibu residents automatically receive organic waste recycling service. Businesses were required to participate in organic waste recycling by October 1, 2021. The organic waste collected will be recycled and composted or converted into energy. No new trash bins will be delivered. Residents will automatically receive organic waste recycling service and must sort their organics in the appropriate trash container. The City has two permitted haulers with different sorting systems. Under Waste Management, food scraps go into the green waste container. Under Universal Waste Systems, food scraps go into the regular trash container.
Malibu Garbage Disposal District customers can learn more on the website and other City residents can learn more at MalibuCity.org/organics. See all of the City’s Earth Month events on the website.
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