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AB 939 Workshop
Report Hacks

Thursday, March 15, 2018
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lynwood Bateman Hall
11331 Ernestine Ave, Lynwood, CA 90262

*Food Rescue
*Organics Program Implementation
*Education and Outreach

LARA is looking forward to new opportunities and strengthening our partnerships with our residents, businesses, and service providers to achieve Zero Waste! Happy 2018 to all!

Sustainable Resolutions for 2018

How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas

The Holiday season is a loving and fun time but it is also a very wasteful season. Learn how to avoid that with these helpful tips and insight for this time of the year. Being more environmentally conscious during the holidays can help save both the earth and your wallet.  Learn more about how to reduce holiday waste by clicking here.

Reducing Food Waste During Thanksgiving


According to statistics, Americans throw out an average of $277 million worth of food during the Thanksgiving season. Here are some ways that we can help reduce food waste and make it possible to be both ethical and eco-conscious. For tips on how to close the food waste gap, click Here.

How to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle during Halloween!

The Halloween season is always a fun and exciting time to celebrate our creativity and individuality, but it can also be a very wasteful season. With the ease and convenience of the dollar store Halloween stop, we can forget how our choices affect our planet. Here are some simple reduce, reuse, and recycle tips that can help you have a fun, spooky, and green Halloween.

Halloween Tips 


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Public Policy Advocacy
California Legislative Actions

As part of California’s efforts to combat climate change and move forward on the ambitious goal of 75 percent recycling, composting, or source reduction of solid waste, CalRecycle is actively working with local government partners and industry to expand California’s recycling infrastructure and keep methane-emitting food and other organic waste out of landfills.

  • AB 1826 of 2014–Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling – Beginning April 2016, businesses that generate at least 8 cubic yards of organic waste (food scraps, yard clippings) per week must arrange for the recycling of that waste. The law phases in the requirements on more businesses over time. Beginning January 1, 2016, local jurisdictions will begin implementing organic waste recycling programs to divert organic waste generated by businesses.
  • AB 199 of 2015–Alternative Energy: Recycled Feedstock Tax Break – Provides tax exemptions for businesses purchasing recycling and composting equipment. It also expands eligibility for this tax exclusion to equipment that uses recycled feedstock to make new products.
  • AB 876 of 2015–Compostable Organics Infrastructure – Requires local counties and regional agencies to include in annual reports to CalRecycle: estimated amount of organic waste over a 15-year period, estimated additional infrastructure required, and locations for new/expanded infrastructure.
  • AB 901 of 2015–Direct Reporting Requirements – Provides CalRecycle with enforcement authority for existing disposal reporting requirements and updates reporting requirements for recycling, composting, and solid waste disposal facilities. This will help CalRecycle accurately measure progress toward the 75 percent goal.
  • AB 1045 of 2015–Organic Waste Composting Promotion – Requires the California Environmental Protection Agency, CalRecycle, the State Water Resources Control Board, the State Air Resources Control Board, and the Department of Food and Agriculture to develop and implement policies that keep organic waste out of landfills and promote composting and alternative uses for that material.

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