Latest Food Waste Compost Law which is SB-1383 is meant to reduce organic matter in landfills that require homes and businesses to separate food scrap waste for composting. Moreover, the State Legislators have decided cities like Fresno may obtain extensions while the changes are implemented. Also for Fresno, it may take a year or longer to overhaul transportation systems, negotiate the new contracts with service providers, and then change city legal ordinances.
Food Waste Compost Law
Moreover, there are food scraps that are readily recycled into the compost. Moreover, they make a large part of the waste that is buried in landfills. It is generating disproportionately higher amounts of pollution like methane gas. In fact, composting does allow a fuller decomposition with the benefits like less population, less landfill waste, and rich healthy soil.
A local disposal owner Joseph Kalpakoff has said that adding food waste to the yard waste stream is actually making for a more ideal composting process.
“We are educating and teaching the community. You can have a green waste cart at home. Plus they can put those food scraps which typically go into garbage bix and then mix it with their green waste,” explained Kalpakhoff. “In fact, you can go to facilities like ours to take a mixed stream. Then we can make compost and then put it back in the soil.”
The disposal composting facility in a local region is already processing residential food waste from the green bins. Therefore, soon, the local hardware stores are going to be selling the compost as “Kerman’s Best.”
Changes are going to take a while to implement for a city like Fresno.
“Moreover, there is also the issue of apartment complexes that right now do not have green waste bins. Moreover, there is something we are going to have to address in the plan. That is what we are working on,” said Assistant City Manager Georgeanne White. In fact, that is just the beginning.
“We need as the first step to do go in and then amend all of our ordinances. That is right now. We do not allow organics that are mixed with green waste. In fact, that is what is going to be coming to the council in February,” explained White.