Composting Update for Huntington Beach
Posted By dstgeorge on January 24, 2022
Please see the information and links below provided by Republic Services and the City of Huntington Beach on their efforts to comply with SB 1383 requiring cities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing organic waste in landfills.
Republic Services is in the process of negotiating with the city of Huntington Beach for the required services to comply with SB 1383 which requires California cities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing organic waste disposal. They anticipate transitioning mid-year 2022 from a single dumpster to 3 container service (food waste organics, recyclables, and trash) in a variety of sizes. The type and number of containers will depend on the community and their unique waste needs. The exact dates and details will depend on when they conclude the contract negotiations. Republic will be providing updates and information via the Cities’ social media and web pages.
A change in State law took effect on January 1, 2020 that affects the way that the City’s hauling company, Rainbow/Republic Services, can reuse green waste. Historically, most of the green material collected from Huntington Beach households was ground, sifted, and transported to the landfill, where it was applied to the top of each day’s disposal as a cap layer to seal off odors and pests. However, effective January 1, 2020, this reuse is no longer allowed. The State changed the law to achieve a reduction in greenhouse gas emission by reducing landfill organics.