Residents across California will soon see changes to the way organic materials, such as food scraps and yard trimmings, are disposed of and recycled. SB 1383, a statewide effort to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, will require all California cities, including Lomita, to reduce organic waste and recover surplus food to feed Californians facing food insecurity.
This means there will be some changes in how we ask our residents to sort their organic waste, and in how our City’s waste hauler, Athens Services, collects and processes organic materials. During this period of transition, we appreciate our community’s cooperation and dedication to our City’s goal of creating a more sustainable future for generations to come.
Starting on January 1, 2024 all residents and businesses in California including Lomita will be required to recycle their organic waste. Organic waste includes food scraps, food-soiled paper and green waste.
What does this mean for you?
The City of Lomita is partnering with our waste hauler, Athens Services, which will provide safe and reliable curbside collection services for residents and businesses, including you! For residents, you will simply dispose of your organic waste in your existing green waste bin.