In early March, EDCO will launch an Organic Recycling Program to help reduce the amount of organic waste entering landfills. When the new program starts, customers will be able to place food scraps and food-soiled paper along with yard waste in their green waste container to be recycled. Organic waste is a renewable natural resource that comes mainly from yard and kitchen waste from homes and from industrial and commercial operations. Recycling organic waste helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and helps meet state mandates that require organic recycling. Part of that effort includes EDCO’s construction of an advanced technology anaerobic digestion facility, the first in San Diego County. Anaerobic digestion is a natural process in which microorganisms break down organic materials such as food waste, green waste, fats, oils and greases in closed spaces where there is no oxygen and transform it into natural gas. EDCO will use the natural gas to power its trucks. EDCO, the City’s waste hauler, will offer an optional free kitchen caddie as a convenient way to dispose of food scraps. Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=iSPxQXcUkUE& feature=emb_logo to watch an informational video on the Organic Recycling Program.

For more information, visit www.edcodisposal.com or call 619-287-7555.

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