January through March 2020 – All businesses will receive a personal visit to receive information about the program, food rescue and recovery resources, and help to participate in the program.
March through May – Delivery of new Food Scrap Recycling bins, and Waste Management begins collecting food scraps/organic materials in the bins. While supplies last, business will receive indoor containers and signage. In addition, staff training and education will be available to interested businesses.
Each business will be visited by the Zero Waste Assistance Team to provide program education and service evaluations to help choose the right sized bin.
Acceptable Bin Materials
Acceptable materials for the Food Scraps bin include meat, bones, dairy, bread, fruits, vegetables, peels, pits, cobs, coffee grounds, and food soiled paper (paper towels, napkins, paper cups, paper egg cartons and pizza boxes). Bagging these materials prior to putting into the Food Scraps Recycling bin is not necessary but if desired, clear plastic bags are required.
Waste Management will continue to collect and recycle commercial green waste and commingled recyclables (bottles, glass, cans, rigid plastics, aluminum cans, office paper and cardboard) separately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click the following link to view frequently asked questions and answers. FAQ Commercial Food Scrap Recycling
For More Information
The program is a partnership between Waste Management and the City of Oceanside and staff from both are available to answer questions.
Waste Management – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: (760) 439-2824
City of Oceanside – Email: email@example.com, Phone: (760) 435-4500