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Posted on: February 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Organics Recycling Discussion

Organics March 1

On March 1, the City Council will consider amending the Municipal Code to comply with SB 1383, a new law that requires Californians to separate organics waste, such as leftover food and kitchen scraps, from their trash and place it in their green waste bins.

The Council previously approved an agreement with EDCO to begin offering organics waste collection to residential customers after April 1. A public hearing on a proposed rate increase of 15.6% for single-family customers is scheduled for the March 15 City Council meeting. The public hearing will also encompass an inflation-only rate increase of 3% for multi-family customers. Multi-family customers may contract separately for organics waste collection.

The March 1 hybrid in-person/virtual meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in McTaggart Hall at Fred Hesse Jr. Community Park and via Zoom with a limited number of in-person attendees and COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Virtual participation is highly encouraged. The meeting will be live-streamed on the City website and televised on RPVtv Cox 33/Frontier FiOS 38.
 
A staff report (PDF) for this topic is available on the City website. Please submit your comments to the City Council in advance of the meeting by emailing them to cc@rpvca.gov. If you would like to provide comments during the meeting or leave a pre-recorded voice message, please complete a form at rpvca.gov/participate.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in programs, services, activities and meetings, contact the City's ADA Coordinator/Risk Manager at 310-683-3157, adarequests@rpvca.gov, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, at least 48 hours in advance to request an auxiliary aid or accommodation.

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