Why is it important to recycle food waste and green waste in Orange County?
Organic waste accounts for more than a third of the material in California’s waste stream. Greenhouse gas emissions caused by the decomposition of organic material in landfills contribute to global climate change. Reducing the amount of organic material sent to landfills is an important goal of CalRecycle--the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery.
Collecting and processing organic materials, particularly food, in order to meet new mandates, will change how Californians manage waste within our homes. More information about compost, mulch, food waste, landscaping and technologies go to http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Organics/.
What is food waste?
What is green waste?
What is mulch?
Leftover food scraps, including:
fruits and vegetables,
meat, poultry & seafood, including bones and shells
rice, beans & pasta,
tree branches & leaves
small wood scraps
Mulch is a layer of material applied on top of soil. Examples of material include:
even shredded tires
2015 Poster Contest Winners
Congratulations to all of our winners! Below are the 5 winning posters from each supervisorial district, portraying "how we recycle"! Winners will be honorary Bat Kids at an Angels baseball game during the 2015 season.
District 1 Winner: Alex Hawley, Garden Grove District 2 Winner: Andrew Han, Cypress District 3 Winner: Elena Sherrill, Irvine District 4 Winner: Kianna De La Torre, Anaheim District 5 Winner: Cara Adams, Ladera Ranch
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