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California Recycleshas introduced innovative and creative ways to help schools, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, municipalities and corporate commissaries to implement a Food Waste Program.

The goal is to train the institutions that incorporate food service on their premises, how to gain the practical knowledge, skills and principles and apply them to sustainable management. Kitchens can compost more than 76% of their food waste, cost saving are significant, up to 30% savings in trash disposal and will also reduce waste going to local landfills.

California Recycles provides support on development and implementation for food waste transition plan, coupled with their recycling services and compostable food service products.

Some cities provide commercial food waste generating restaurants with a program that will divert food waste collected from their business for composting. California Recycles will work with the business and their staff to get the program up and running.

For the cities that don't have a food waste program in place, California Recycles will provide reliable food waste collection from your place of business.

Food Waste Includes:

*All Food - fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, shellfish, bones, rice, beans, pasta, bread, cheese and eggshells.

*Food-Soiled paper - waxed cardboard, napkins, paper towels, paper plates, paper milk cartons, tea bags, coffee grounds/filters, wooden crates, sawdust.

*Plants - floral trimmings, tree trimmings, leaves, grass, brush, weeds.

In compliance with the February 2008 Santa Monica ban on plastic and polystyrene containers, the surrounding cities encourage their restaurants to use compostable food service containers that can be composted with their food waste.

Why Participate?

· Cost savings by better management of disposal costs.

· Businesses can recycle more than 76% of their food waste.

· Assistance is provided to make your program a success.

· CR will set-up of food waste separation program to fit your specific needs.

For more information about free consultation and purchasing

compostable food service products, contact California Recycles at

310-478-3001 ext 103.

Consulting for Food Waste includes:

Food Waste program will be set up that will help the businesses, specifically kitchens save money on their trash bill while disposing of Food Waste efficiently and effectively in an environmentally friendly manner.

Will train and assist the staff on how to separate food waste in an addition to paper, bottle, can and plastic recycling.

We will provide two types of support: Development and implementation of a transition plan for new programs of food waste and recycling services.

Development and implementation of longer-term plans for businesses to be in full compliance of the Zero-Waste program.

Food Waste ordinances vary City to City; California Recycles will provide specific information for all locations.