California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Organic Materials Management

Food Scraps Management

Californians throw away nearly 6 million tons of food scraps each year. Rather than throwing away excess food, manage it through source reduction, feeding people, feeding animals, industrial uses, and composting for soil restoration.

Health Care Industry

Information for the health care industry on managing food scraps.



Information for households on managing food scraps.


Stadiums/Special Events

Information for stadiums, fairs, festivals, and catered events on managing food scraps.



Information for restaurants on managing food scraps.



Information for colleges/universities on managing food scraps.


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