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Recycling Gets Easier

Updated: Nov 30, 2022

CD 13 Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell reports that more Angelenos — including Silver

Lakers — will have an easier time recycling food scraps as a result of a unanimous city

council vote led by O’Farrell last week. Based on State of California rules, cities are

required to recycle 90% of their organic waste by 2025, including food scraps like apples,

egg shells and chicken bones. When this waste ends up in landfills, it releases methane —

a huge contributor to climate change. L.A.’s test program lets residents recycle organic

waste, such as fruits and veggies, in green recycling bins, making disposal convenient and

hassle-free. By the end of the calendar year, 750,000 households will be enrolled.

Councilmember O’Farrell’s action asks the city attorney to write new rules that will

require all single-family homes, apartments and businesses to recycle their organics, and

bring the city into alignment with the state rules outlined in SB 1383.

Learn more here.

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