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If you are concerned about pests, use a tied bungee to keep the organics waste bin's lid closed and difficult to open.
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El Cerrito residents can request their free food scraps pail to be delivered to their home by calling 510-215-4350 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or asking staff in the Recycling Center business office, located at 7501 Schmidt Lane, during normal office hours.
Exposed food scraps tend to attract fruit flies, ants, and other insects if left uncovered. There are several ways to manage this problem, including:
As of January 1, 2022, curbside organics recycling is a mandatory program. The State of California is mandated to reduce organics to landfill by 75% by 2025 which will dramatically help to reduce the negative effects of climate change, reducing methane gas production in the landfill.
For more information visit: El-Cerrito.Org/MandatoryOrganicsRecycling.
You should compost correctly, making sure to compost everything that can be composted in the curbside program. When you have questions, call us at 510.215.4350 or email us.
For more information, please visit: Curbside Organics