California requires mandatory organics recycling and businesses generating 4 cubic yards of organic waste per week must recycle their organic waste. The law includes schools, hospitals, stores, restaurants, for-profit or nonprofit organizations, as well as residential dwellings with 5+ units. These new requirements will be phased in over several years and will help California recycle 75% of its generated waste by 2020.
The City of Watsonville has begun enrolling a selected number of local businesses in organic waste recycling. If you would like additional information, please contact:
Solid Waste Division
By composting you:
Recycle plant waste back into the soil
Help save space in the City Landfill
Save$ on your garbage bill
Do You Have Composting Classes?
The staff at the Nature Center offer free composting training. No
registration necessary, just visit them at 30 Harkins Slough Road on
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and you will get one-on-one
training on how to compost. If you have questions, you can contact
staff at 768-1622.