Help Be the Change!
When organic materials such as food scraps, yard trimmings, and paper break down in a landfill, they contribute to climate change. Because these materials decompose anaerobically (without oxygen) in a landfill, they produce methane, which is one of the most potent greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and a major contributor to climate change.
In an effort to protect the environment and reduce methane emissions, the State is requiring cities, like Lomita, to increase the diversion of organic materials away from landfills and toward the production of value-added products such as fertilizers, compost, and biofuels. The simplest way to accomplish this is to separate out organic waste from the rest of our trash, the same way we do with recyclable materials. This allows our waste hauler to repurpose these materials into mulch, compost, healthy soil, and other materials that help, not harm, our environment.
One of the most powerful things you can do to help California adapt to a changing climate is to use compost and mulch produced in California to sequester, or reuse, carbon in the soil – giving your organic waste a second life and purpose.
For tips on composting and other helpful gardening information, visit: https://dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/sg/
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