FULL CIRCLE – FROM CURBS TO COMMUNITY GARDENS
2023 NACo Achievement Award Winner
Orange County, Calif., CA
Best In Category
About the Program
Category: County Resiliency (Best in Category)
OC Waste & Recycling (OCWR) developed an award-winning regional organic recycling program for the County and has now brought the materials produced from this program back to the community. OCWR's Community Compost Program has taken the compost and mulch products developed from curbside residential green waste and given the community access to these products as a free resource. This program gives back to the community at large while also contributing to overarching State and County goals to meet statewide diversion mandates and reduction targets that will help preserve landfill capacity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.