The City of Los Angeles has voted to enact a pilot curb-side food waste composting program to roughly 5000 households. Along with a blue bin for recycling, a green bin for yard waste, and a black bin for garbage, the city will distribute a fourth, smaller container to accept table scraps.
A convenient curbside food waste collection option will increase the city's waste diversion rate:
A survey conducted by city officials in 2002 found that single-family homes generate 230,000 tons of food waste annually that could be turned into compost. That survey found nearly 27% of the garbage in the black bins was food waste.
CAW and Composting
CAW feels that composting of organic waste not only addresses landfill capacity, but is also an effective green-house gas mitigation measure.