California is now experiencing the effects of a climate crisis: hotter summers, devastating fire seasons, extreme drought, and rising sea levels that erode our coastlines.
Scientists tell us that greenhouse gasses released by human activities, like landfilling food and yard waste, cause climate change. To respond to this climate crisis, California has implemented a statewide organic waste recycling and surplus food recovery – SB1383.
Under the new SB1383 procurement requirements, the Town of Colma will acquire 120 tons of recycled organic products (i.e. compost) annually in response to the climate crisis. Today the Town of Colma, in partnership with Republic Services delivered 40 cubic yards of compost to Woodlawn Cemetery. Woodlawn Cemetery will use the compost material to enhance new drought tolerant plantings throughout their campus. The Town has been in contact with the cemetery community and hopes to deliver additional compost material during the year. There will also be events during the year where individuals/families will be able to pick up compost at the Colma Community Center for residential use. Please watch our monthly newsletter LiveWire, social media outlets and Town website for details in the coming months.