Live Q&A: How you should be sorting organic waste in Northern California by county

The California law SB 1383, which takes effect in 2022, aims for people at homes and businesses to recycle their organic food waste. This will help reduce methane emissions by limiting what goes into landfills. The law requires cities and counties to provide organic waste collection services but these jurisdictions are complying in different ways and on different timelines. In Sacramento County, for example, starting on July 1 organic food waste must be disposed of in green city yard waste bins. Along with yard waste, these bins should also take fruit and vegetable scraps, eggs, meat, bones and food-soiled papers, such as pizza boxes, coffee filters and napkins.

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