Can the food and green organics your facility processes, from a transfer station or directly by truck haul, accept organics for a two-bin or three-bin system?
TNRE will accept organics from a green bin. Our facility will accept commingled organic streams, Source Separated Organics (SSO), post-consumer food scraps in the green bin with yard trimmings, or packaged material from commercial sources. Per CalRecycle, each jurisdiction may also choose their own method of collection, as long as they are able to recycle the organic waste into usable products. A one-, two-, or three-container collection system may be implemented, with standardized colors of collection containers and proper labeling on new containers. A one-container collection system allows for all waste – solid waste, organic materials, and recyclable materials – to be combined in one gray bin and sent to a high-diversion organic waste processing facility where the waste is separated. TNRE will not be a high-diversion organic waste processing facility. Our facility will not process Mixed Solid Waste (MSW) from the gray bin. As per CalRecycle, a two-container collection system uses one gray bin along with one blue or green bin. In both systems, the gray containers must be sent to a high-diversion organic waste processing facility. Again, TNRE will not be a high-diversion organic waste processing facility. If there is a green bin in the two-container collection system, that green bin is solely for food and yard waste. We will be operating Compost and AD Facilities thus we can collect material from a green bin. In a three-container system, a green bin is used for food and yard waste, blue for traditional recyclables, and gray for waste that is not organic or recyclable. We will be operating Compost and AD Facilities thus we can collect material from a green bin.