Adopt an ordinance to implement a city-wide organics management program.
Organic materials such as tree waste, brush, yard waste, food waste and biosolids represent a significant percentage of the overall waste stream. The City’s landfill is currently permitted for composting. And a composting operation for brush, yard waste, biosolids and food waste from large commercial establishments is under consideration.
The City will adopt a new commercial waste ordinance (or expand requirements of another ordinance) that prevents any food enterprise including restaurants, and supermarkets that prepare, process or serve food from sending organic waste to landfill. The City will identify potential markets (such as composters) and evaluate the potential for energy generation from food waste and biosolids.
The City will evaluate the feasibility of a residential organics management program that includes curbside pickup for yard and food waste.