Is Changing in South Gate!

  • Residents across California are seeing changes to the way organic materials, such as food scraps and yard trimmings, are disposed of and recycled.

  • SB1383, a statewide effort to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants such as methane, requires all California cities—including the City of South Gate—to reduce the landfilling of organic materials and rescue surplus edible food sources from commercial establishments to feed Californians facing food insecurity (instead of letting them go to waste).

  • This means there are some changes in how we ask our residents, multifamily apartments, and businesses to sort their organic waste and in how our City’s waste hauler, Universal Waste Systems, Inc., collects and processes organic materials.

  • During this period of transition, we appreciate our community’s cooperation and dedication to our City’s goal of creating a more sustainable future for generations to come.

what does this mean for you?