Every city and county in California is required to divert 50% of their waste from going to the landfill or face fines of up to $10,000 per day. Woodland has exceeded that goal by diverting 59% of their waste in 2015, and we strive to reach California's new diversion goal of 75% by 2020. By reducing waste, reusing materials, recycling and composting, Woodland is making way to a sustainable future.
According to a 2008 waste characterization study, the commercial sector generates nearly three quarters of the solid waste in California. In an effort to increase recovery of recyclable and compostable material, and reduce greenhouse (GHG) emissions from materials being sent to landfills, AB 341 and AB 1826 were passed requiring commercial diversion programs. Find out if your business or multi-family property are subject to these requirements.
Waste, recycling and organics recycling services are provided by Waste Management on a weekly basis. Click below for information on how to make the most of your services and help Woodland go green through waste reduction and recycling.