How will this law help the environment?

Landfill gas created by anaerobically decomposing organic waste is a significant source of overall greenhouse gas emissions. This law helps California achieve its aggressive recycling & greenhouse gas emission goals by encouraging people to dispose of their waste in a less damaging way.  This is because as food waste and organic materials decompose anaerobically, they produce methane which is a leading greenhouse gas contributing to climate change. On the other hand, when decomposing organic waste is aerated with oxygen it produces carbon dioxide, which is far less harmful, and can break down into compost (a useful soil additive).

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1. Why is the City of Arcata talking about organic waste, including food waste collection and composting?
2. What is Senate Bill 1383?
3. When will this law go into place?
4. When will curbside organics recycling collection service be required?
5. Am I required to compost?
6. How will this law help the environment?
7. What are some ways I can reduce my organic garbage?
8. Will my garbage and recycling service fee from Recology increase?
9. How can I learn more about potentially increasing fees?
10. What if my business/residence does not generate organic waste?
11. If I backyard compost or I use a community compost service, can I opt out of curbside organic service when it is available?
12. If a resident currently has a green waste bin, should they place food waste in the bin?
13. Can businesses or residents provide their own curbside containers for organics collection at a discounted cost?
14. What do food-soiled/paper-based items include?
15. Where can I find out what belongs in my current garbage, recycling or green waste bins?
16. I have more questions about Senate Bill 1383 and organics waste collection…