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California programs gear up as organics mandate takes hold

Published: December 21, 2021
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Organics compost collection bin filled with scrap food.

Starting in 2022, California law will require that every municipality across the state provide organics collection service, among other mandates. | Thomas Holt/Shutterstock

In January, California municipalities must begin meeting requirements of what some stakeholders are calling the most significant waste reduction legislation in decades.

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Wastecon takeaways: COVID impacts and compostable concerns

Published: February 2, 2021
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Compost, recycling and garbage carts set outside of the home on the curb for residential garbage and recycling pickup.

Local program leaders discussed their challenges during an online industry gathering last week. | Michael Vi/Shutterstock

Last week, the Solid Waste Association of North America held its annual Wastecon event online. Not surprisingly, much of the talk during virtual sessions focused on the pandemic. But other topics got their due as well.

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Recent developments in the composting world

Published: September 29, 2020
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Organics green bin close up.

Communities across Vermont are delving deeper into organics diversion, after a statewide landfill ban on food scraps took effect in July. | Alseenrodelap.nl – Elco/Shutterstock

An industry group released labeling guidelines to keep non-compostable packaging out of the green bin, and New York provided an overview of updates to the state’s food scraps recycling law.

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