All County Objectives

# 148

Divert Organic Waste

By December 2022 June 2021, Public Works will fully implement organic waste diversion for all businesses and single-family homes in the County.

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Key Steps

1 2 3 4
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.
Plan Reference:
Baseline: Progress:
4.B.i 44,569 Businesses and Homes 0 100% (44,569)
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.