Organics recycling is mandatory for all residents, multi-family complexes and businesses!

Here are some helpful resources and information to guide you:

  • WVC&R will provide a food waste pail to all residents, both single-family and multi-family to use in the kitchen.
  • Along with the food waste pail we will deliver detailed information on how to properly participate in the new organics  program.
  • If your business or multi-family complex doesn’t already have organics service, please contact WVC&R to comply.
  • Your efforts in recycling organics will help the environment by increasing the diversion of organic materials away from the landfill and toward the production of value-added products such as compost, fertilizers, and biofuels.

Organics service is provided at no additional charge, it’s included with the cost of your garbage service.

SB 1383: Fighting Climate Change by Recycling Organic Waste

Organics like food scraps, yard trimmings, paper, and cardboard make up half of what Californians dump in landfills. Reducing Short-Lived Climate Super Pollutants like organic waste will have the fastest impact on the climate crisis.

Landfills Are the Third Largest Source of Methane in California

Organic waste in landfills emits:

  • 20% of the state’s methane, a climate super pollutant 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
  • Air pollutants like PM 2.5, which contributes to health conditions like asthma.

California’s Methane Emissions Reduction Targets

In a statewide effort to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP), by 2025 we must:

  • Reduce organic waste (food waste, green waste, paper products, etc.) disposal by 75%
  • Increase edible food recovery by 20% by ensuring commercial food generators have access to food recovery services.




Does your business or multi-family complex need assistance with recycling organics?

Contact WVC&R Outreach Department at (408) 283-9250 or email us at