Orange County Regional Collaboration

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A typical restaurant disposes more than 50 tons of organic waste annually, representing a significant portion of the waste stream that can be diverted from disposal with a food scrap recycling program. In April 2010, in response to a planned landfill disposal fee increase, eight cities in Orange County, along with the cities’ solid waste service provider, began a pilot program to collect and transport restaurant food scraps to a composting facility. The program was funded by a grant from the Orange County Waste and Recycling Department.

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