Eureka starts preparing for New California Compost Law

Eureka, Calif.(KIEM)- New California Compost Law went into effect as of January 1st. In September 2016 Senate Bill 1383 was passed as part of a statewide effort to reduce emissions of short lived climate pollutants.

The bill was set to reduce organic waste disposal by 50% by 2020 and 75% by 2025. Along with the county, every city has hired a consultant that is an expert in waste management.  Humboldt County hasn’t implemented the new curbside service but plans to be in full compliance by the first of next year.

“Currently, in the city of Eureka specifically trash and recycling are required for everybody curbside, and the green waste is volunteer some focus don’t have yards or don’t do yard work. So right now, there hasn’t been a need for everyone to have a green waste of course; with this requirement, along with the food waste, it will become mandatory. For the most part, of course, there will be exceptions. There is still a lot to figure out, but the goal state-wide is for everybody to have curbside services for that material,” said Robin Praszker, Environmental Project Manager for the City of Eureka.