EDCO Organic Recycling Program

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EDCO has launched an Organic Recycling Program to reduce the amount of organic waste entering landfills. In California, food waste accounts for over 40% of materials in waste streams. Because food waste cannot properly breakdown in landfills, food waste emits large amounts of greenhouse gases. The Organic Recycling Program will transform food waste into natural gas and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Green Trash Bin: 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. There is no reason to believe that organic food waste co-mingled with green yard waste will produce any more odor or attract any more rodents or vectors. Organic food waste caddies have been used by Coronado households for the past several months. Disposal of organic waste is simple and much more beneficial than disposing via a sink disposal.

Anaerobic Digestion Facility: Construction of EDCO’s Anaerobic Digestion facility is nearly complete, which means starting Monday, March 1, Coronado residents may begin placing food scraps and food-soiled paper only along with yard waste in their green waste containers to be recycled. The anaerobic digestion facility breaks down microorganisms from food and yard waste and transforms it into natural gas that will be used to run EDCO vehicles.



Kitchen Caddie: EDCO will offer an optional free kitchen caddie to all Coronado residents as a convenient way to recycle food scraps as part of its Organic Recycling Program, which has been implemented to comply with unfunded state mandates. The caddies will hopefully encourage residents to begin recycling, however, they do not have to participate and may continue to dispose of their organic waste as they see fit. Organic material cannot break down when buried in a landfill, as it would in nature or in a compost pile because it decomposes without oxygen, releasing methane gas into the atmosphere. Organic material, such as food scraps and yard waste, may now be recycled when placed in green carts and then transported to EDCO’s new Anaerobic Digestion Facility, where it will be converted into renewable natural gas (RNG) and fertilizer. Any reusable container can be used as a kitchen caddie to collect organic waste, but EDCO also has the optional free kitchen caddie for household use. Visit www.edcodisposal.com and click on the Residential Service’s Organics page to learn more about the program and how to place a caddie order.


State Mandate: Reducing contaminants in recycling will help meet the goals of Senate Bill 1383, which set a target of reducing organic waste by 50 percent by 2020, and 75 percent by 2025 to fight climate change and reduce methane emissions. The regulations require that jurisdictions conduct education and outreach on organics recycling to all residents and businesses. The City is working with EDCO to inform residents and businesses about the program.



EDCO has launched an Organic Recycling Program to reduce the amount of organic waste entering landfills. In California, food waste accounts for over 40% of materials in waste streams. Because food waste cannot properly breakdown in landfills, food waste emits large amounts of greenhouse gases. The Organic Recycling Program will transform food waste into natural gas and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Green Trash Bin: 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. There is no reason to believe that organic food waste co-mingled with green yard waste will produce any more odor or attract any more rodents or vectors. Organic food waste caddies have been used by Coronado households for the past several months. Disposal of organic waste is simple and much more beneficial than disposing via a sink disposal.

Anaerobic Digestion Facility: Construction of EDCO’s Anaerobic Digestion facility is nearly complete, which means starting Monday, March 1, Coronado residents may begin placing food scraps and food-soiled paper only along with yard waste in their green waste containers to be recycled. The anaerobic digestion facility breaks down microorganisms from food and yard waste and transforms it into natural gas that will be used to run EDCO vehicles.



Kitchen Caddie: EDCO will offer an optional free kitchen caddie to all Coronado residents as a convenient way to recycle food scraps as part of its Organic Recycling Program, which has been implemented to comply with unfunded state mandates. The caddies will hopefully encourage residents to begin recycling, however, they do not have to participate and may continue to dispose of their organic waste as they see fit. Organic material cannot break down when buried in a landfill, as it would in nature or in a compost pile because it decomposes without oxygen, releasing methane gas into the atmosphere. Organic material, such as food scraps and yard waste, may now be recycled when placed in green carts and then transported to EDCO’s new Anaerobic Digestion Facility, where it will be converted into renewable natural gas (RNG) and fertilizer. Any reusable container can be used as a kitchen caddie to collect organic waste, but EDCO also has the optional free kitchen caddie for household use. Visit www.edcodisposal.com and click on the Residential Service’s Organics page to learn more about the program and how to place a caddie order.


State Mandate: Reducing contaminants in recycling will help meet the goals of Senate Bill 1383, which set a target of reducing organic waste by 50 percent by 2020, and 75 percent by 2025 to fight climate change and reduce methane emissions. The regulations require that jurisdictions conduct education and outreach on organics recycling to all residents and businesses. The City is working with EDCO to inform residents and businesses about the program.