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Funding Sought To Achieve New Recycling Goal

California cities and counties are now required to reduce landfill disposal of organic waste 75-percent by 2025. That also includes a 20-percent increase in edible food waste recovery of 20-percent. So various local government organizations are already seeking state funding help. That includes Rural County Representatives of California. Nevada County Supervisor Dan Miller, who is also the group’s First Vice-Chair, says they’re seeking 225-million dollars to help defray program development costs…

click to listen to Dan Miller

RCRC says the new regulations are the most far-reaching solid waste management changes in decades. It says CalRecycle has estimated implementation will cost 20 to 40-billion dollars over the next decade. That includes the addition of 50 to 100 new organic waste recycling facilities…

click to listen to Dan Miller

The state budget request seeks the money from the General Fund for the Controller to allocate directly as grants to cities and counties, with a minimum award of 200-thousand dollars for each county, and 125-thousand dollars for each city. The remainder would be allocated on a per-capita basis.

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