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RESIDENTIAL ORGANICS RECYCLING PROGRAM

The Utilities Department’s residential organics recycling is helping Santa Maria prepare for the future.  California law, Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383), established a requirement of reducing the amount of Organics Waste (food waste, green waste, paper products, etc.) that ends up at the landfill by 75 percent by the year 2025.

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The residential organics program requires residents to use their containers for both food waste and green waste. Program participants should start using their green waste/organics container right away. Place the new containers on the curb for pick-up on the existing green waste collection day.

 Green waste organics container

Green waste organics container

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Green waste organics container

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Label atop
green waste organics container

 

Keeping food out of landfills is an important way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Food scraps recycled from the green waste/organics containers will be recycled into fertilizer to enrich soil in local gardens and farms.


COMPLIMENTARY KITCHEN PAIL FOR CITY OF SANTA MARIA RESIDENTS

A complimentary indoor kitchen pail is available to provide a convenient way to collect food waste before depositing in the green waste/organics container. Residents can pick up a kitchen pail at the Utilities Administration Building at 2065 East Main Street (Santa Maria Regional Landfill) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No appointment necessary, one per household.

Kitchen pail 

 

For more information, visit the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS page here.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE A SURVEY

Residential Food Waste Recycling Survey (English) 

Encuesta sobre reciclaje de desperdicios de alimentos en zonas residenciales