Bring composting to Laguna Beach, reduce waste & keep our resources within the community.

Bring composting to Laguna Beach, reduce waste & keep our resources within the community.

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Jessica Arroyo started this petition to Laguna Beach City Council

We are a small business that wants to provide Laguna Beach residents with the ability to easily and efficiently compost their organic waste. We are working with The Compost Group, a composting company in San Diego that provides affordable residential and commercial composting to restaurants, businesses and households, to bring this service to the Laguna community.

When organic waste (i.e. anything from nature) is sent to the landfill, its decomposition produces greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide, which largely contribute to climate change. The average American family wastes about 250 pounds of food per year, meaning that on average Laguna households waste about 1,250 tons of food per year. This is equivalent to Laguna Beach sending the weight of around 200 elephants to the landfill each year. Not to mention the environmental impact of hauling all of that said trash over 50 miles to the nearest landfill. Diverting organic matter from waste means that we can repurpose its value, turning it into a resource that can be used to create healthy soil.  

These numbers are alarming to us and we want to see a change. Our system is simple, households and businesses receive a bucket or large tote to separate their organic waste into. Once a week, our team will collect the organic waste bucket or tote and replace it with a sanitized, clean one. We then take the organic waste to our facility, and within two weeks we can process up to about 4 tons of waste into soil with little to no smell or sound. The organic, nutrient-dense soil would then be donated to the City on a quarterly basis, given away in raffles to residents or sold by The Compost Group. In addition to our services, TCG hopes to provide the ability for schools, families and other members of the community to tour our local compost facility. In addition to our services, TCG hopes to provide the ability for schools, families and other members of the community to tour our local compost facility. 

We are running into trouble getting approval with the City due to their exclusive franchise hauling agreement with Waste Management, which states they are the only company allowed to haul waste in Laguna. Our argument is that we are NOT a waste hauling company, we ARE a composting company that focuses on keeping resources within the City, rather than hauling them out.

Please sign this petition if you are interested in joining our movement to bring composting to Laguna Beach. Together we can reduce our city's carbon footprint and keep valuable resources within our community!

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