Food Scraps and Yard Debris Curbside Collection SurveyRelease Date: 2022-05-16
The Public Works Department, Environmental Services Bureau (ESB) is launching a Citywide survey to get feedback on the implementation of a State-mandated residential food scraps and yard debris curbside collection program as required by Senate Bill 1383. The survey will run until July 8, 2022. Input received from the survey will help the City team learn more about preferred educational outreach methods and how to best inspire participation in the separation of food scraps and yard debris by residents. This community survey is targeted toward single-family households and will be available through July 8, 2022.
Senate Bill 1383 establishes a statewide target to achieve a 75% reduction of organic waste to reduce methane emissions from the landfill. Cities must divert food scraps and yard debris from the trash in order meet this target.
The Food Scraps and Yard Debris Curbside Collection Survey is available now through July 8, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. at bit.ly/lbgreencartsurvey and is available in English, Khmer, Spanish, and Tagalog. Printed copies of the survey are available at all Long Beach public libraries and City Hall.
Information gathered from the survey will be used to develop outreach and education efforts for the residential Food Scraps and Yard Debris Curbside Collection Program for single-family residents.