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Organic Waste

City and state powers are the gatekeepers for organic waste regulation.

Organic waste undergoes anaerobic decomposition. Organic waste is made of “organic” or carbon-based materials, which typically come from plants and animals, like food and landscaping leftovers. Because of the natural process organic waste undergoes, it requires a specialized management strategy.

The government decides if they will accept certain materials, if third-party companies can enter the market, if they are allowed, and what types of certifications they will need.

A city council vote will dictate if the government will fund organic waste programs, what the regulations will be, how reporting and monitoring will work, and what the fines and penalties will be to those who do not comply.

Organic waste impacts the environment and local economies. Organic waste restrictions and bans are becoming more popular as more cities implement zero waste plans. Agenda Discovery can help you track these important policies in your community. 

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A pile of rotting produce such as lettuce, carrots, parsnips, and celery for a compost