Palo Alto wasted no time Monday in approving a new trash-hauling program aimed at diverting local food scraps from landfills.
After the briefest of discussions, the City Council voted unanimously to introduce a curbside pickup service for food waste to all residential customers. Once the program launches in July, residents will be able to mix in their meat bones, banana peels and other food scraps into their green bins. The food scraps could either be mixed in with yard trimmings or placed into the bin in compostable bags. The organic waste would them be shipped for commercial composting.