Divert Organic Waste
By December 2022
, Public Works will fully implement organic waste diversion for all businesses and single-family homes in the County.
|Complete design for Buena Vista compost facility.
||Complete permitting for new facility and begin construction.
||Complete outreach to affected businesses and residents.
||Begin expanded collection. Send to Monterey waste management district until a new facility is completed.
||44,569 Businesses and Homes
The State mandates organics waste diversion as part of a Greenhouse Gas Reduction requirement. It is estimated that approximately 20% of California’s methane gas emissions are generated from organic waste decomposing in the landfill.