New Focus on Organic Waste Reduction
A shift in California’s approach to organic waste management is taking place with a significant reduction in current levels of organic disposal. Organic waste is the largest material type that is landfilled in California each year. With that in mind, in 2016, then Governor Brown signed legislation (Senate Bill 1383) that targets reduction of short-lived climate pollutants, including methane. The law directs the state’s Department of Resources Recycling & Recovery (CalRecycle) to adopt regulations and requirements to achieve a 50 percent reduction in organic waste disposal by 2020 and a 75 percent reduction by 2025.
What this means for Vista customers is that EDCO is investing in a state-of-the-art, advanced technology Anaerobic Digestion Facility which will allow the City of Vista to meets its goals in managing organic waste in California. The new facility will break down organic materials such as food waste, green waste, fats, oils and greases. EDCO’s Anaerobic Digestion Facility will be operational in early 2021. The facility will assist local jurisdictions to be in full compliance with California's state mandate and keep Vista on the road to zero waste.
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