Waste disposal can be a complex process, especially when new directives are introduced.
As a way to ease the public’s mind about recycling and waste disposal, the Marysville Yuba City Chapter of the American Collegiate Women’s Association invited Recology Yuba-Sutter to its monthly meeting held Saturday morning at Hillcrest Catering in Yuba City. invited members of .
Brittni Inks, Recology Yuba-Sutter’s zero waste specialist, answered questions and explained new changes and obligations for both commercial and residential customers of Recology Yuba-Sutter.
According to Inks, in order to comply with Senate Bill 1383, which targets reducing methane gas in landfills in California, Inks asked all customers in the Yuversutter area what they need to do with their eco-friendly organic carts. I’ve spent most of my days educating you about what there is. His three bottles that most people have at home.
The biggest change for Recology customers is that more items can now be placed directly into the Green Organic Cart as a composting method.
Recology is educating the public about new items that can be composted in eco-friendly organic carts, according to Inks, because many discarded foods and certain paper plates release methane in landfills. .
In addition to garden waste, all bread grains and pasta, coffee grounds and paper filters, tea and tea bags, fruits and vegetables, discarded leftovers and rotten food, meat (including bones), seafood ( shellfish), pizza boxes and paper products Inks said, according to the Recology Yuba Sutter brochure, everything (including plates, bags, napkins, tissues and towels) can be placed in the green organic cart. increase.
Inks said there are no additional costs for residential customers under the SB 1383 order.
Inks’ role at Recology involves visiting schools, restaurants and all customers every day to explain how they can help the state’s efforts to reduce methane gas in landfills.
“As a residential customer, if you can put your groceries in a green cart and compost, you are doing your part to keep methane gas from being released into the atmosphere.
Ink said that when composting, just wrap the discarded food in paper and then put it in the green bin.
As for the other two bins, the blue recycling bin should be used for glass, bottles, jars, plastic containers, metal and clean paper products, including all shredded papers.
According to Inks, when recycling shredded documents, it helps the sorting department if customers don’t tie up the bags containing the documents.
If the bags are tied, staff at the sorting facility are not allowed to untie the bags for safety reasons, Inks said.
According to the rRecology brochure, the third bin is trash and is used only for non-recyclable, non-organic, non-toxic items.
“This has been a huge educational push for Recology Yuba-Sutter, so everyone knows and is doing what is right,” said Inks.
It is important for people who live in apartments to note that unwaxed paper plates cannot be composted and must be placed in the gray trash can. could end up in the green bin, Inks said.
Inks received a $100 honorarium donated to a non-profit organization of her choice.
AAUW Program Coordinator Gwyn Baker said all speakers will receive a $100 honorarium as a thank you for speaking at the club.
AAUW welcomes Sutter County Museum Director and Curator Molly Bloom to the upcoming conference on November 19th at 10am at Hillcrest Catering.