Trash, Recycling and Organics

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The City’s solid waste program serves businesses, multi-family properties and single-family residents.  The collection of solid waste is carefully regulated by the State to promote public health, safety, and welfare. Palmdale residents and businesses are required to have solid waste services per Municipal Code 5.52.240 and 5.52.320, to meet state waste requirements. Waste Management is the exclusive provider of trash and recycling services for the City of Palmdale. 

  1. What is SB 1383?

The California State Legislature passed Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383) which requires cities and counties to reduce organic waste disposal by 75% by 2025. Beginning January 1, 2022, all California residents, businesses, and multifamily complexes will be required to separate food waste and yard waste from their trash and recycle in a separate organics cart.

SB 1383 Goal: Reduce organic materials going to the landfill, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and slow climate change.

  1. What is Organic Waste?
  1. What does this mean for me?
  1. Will my containers change?
  1. Why has my trash bill increased?