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Chula Vista's Pilot Food Waste Collection Program

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Chula Vista’sPilot Food Waste Collection Program

Environmental Services DiDonato619-476-2409ddidonato@chulavistaca.govLynn

Environmental Services The Environmental Services Section of the Public Works Department is responsible for pursuing waste management strategies that emphasize more efficient use of resources through waste minimization/reduction, reuse, recycling and environmentally sound disposal strategies.

REPUBLIC SERVICESCity of Chula Vista Service Provider for over 40 years.Environmentally Responsible PartnerSingle Stream RecyclingConstruction and Demolition FacilityCNG VehiclesAnd now…

Food Waste Collection…Pilot ProgramStart Date: February 5th 2014Duration: 2 YearsComposting Process: Otay Landfill GreeneryHauling: Pick-up Process and Changes in Trash and Yard Waste VolumesCity (Env. Services): Composting Process, Pick-Up process, and Education Process.

What Are We Doing?Collecting Vegetative Food Waste

What Are We Doing?Food Waste into Compost

Why Are We Doing This?Assembly Bill 34135 million tons of waste annually32 percent is compostableAB 32 - Greenhouse gas reductionOur Mission (…more efficient use of resources…)

Why Are We Doing This?Reduce the amount of material we send to the landfillReduce GHG generation

Where Are We Doing This?

How are we doing?Participation YW cart setout: 40% - 60% FW included: 15% - 50%Contamination Overall = <1%

How are we doing?Comments: “Glad that CV is doing this” “Program really not thought out well”Complaints: Smell of containerRemedies: Cover with yard waste Freeze Rinse out

How we explained the program-

What Is Included?Add fruit, grains, and vegetable food scraps to your Yard Waste cart

What Is Included?Add fruit, grains, and vegetable food scraps to your Yard Waste cart

What Is Not Included-Keep contaminants out. No meat, dairy, twist ties, plastic tags, rubber bands, plastic bags.

What Is Not Included -

Collection Day Prevent debris from escaping out of cart and into the storm water system – close the lid.Place container out on regular collection day

Allowable Collection Containers Rent a cart from RepublicUse your own(40 gallon container <60 lbs)OR