This week, San Diego’s Environmental Services Department reported that it had completed the delivery of 210,000 new organic waste recycling bins to homes.

October 13, 2023

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This week, San Diego’s Environmental Services Department reported that it had completed the delivery of 210,000 new organic waste recycling bins to homes.

The milestone was completed on Thursday and represents the biggest change in trash and recycling in San Diego’s history. The green bins are to be used for food scraps, food-soiled paper, and yard trimmings. These bins and materials will be collected weekly with regular trash.

“Recycling organic waste is a key part of achieving our climate action goals,” said Mayor Todd Gloria. “I know changing habits can be hard, but separating your organics keeps waste out of our landfills and reduces harmful emissions created by rotting waste.”

The green bins will help the city keep up with Senate Bill 1383, which requires all California residents and businesses to reduce the disposal of organic waste by 75% by 2025.

“Recycling organic waste is a simple, yet impactful step each of us can take to fight climate change,” said City Councilmember Joe LaCava, chair of the environment committee. “San Diegans now have the tools to be part of the solution.”  

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