Source-Separated Organic Waste

For the next 20 years, five area Waste Connections subsidiaries and the communities they serve in the San Luis Obispo County have agreed to provide the feedstock for the SLO organic waste recycling system.

According to Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI), the owners of Kompogas SLO LLC, the plant can process up to 36,500 US tons of green waste and bio-waste a year.

Organic Waste

Organic Waste Sources

Organic Waste Sources Phone
San Luis Obispo County 805-781-5259
City of Arroyo Grande 805-473-5420
Cambria Community Services District 805-927-6223
Cayucos Sanitary District 805-995-3290
City of Grover Beach 805-473-4529
Los Osos Community Service District 805-528-9370
City of Morro Bay 805-772-6263
Nipomo Community Services District 805-929-1133
Oceano Community Services District 805-481-6730
City of Pismo Beach 805-773-7037
City of San Luis Obispo 805-781-7215

Organic Waste Collectors

Organic Waste Collectors Phone
San Luis Garbage 805-543-0875
Mission County Disposal 805-543-0875
Morro Bay Garbage 805-543-0875
South County Sanitary 805-489-4246
Coastal Rolloff 805-543-0473

Organic Wastes to Recycle

According to the SLO Integrated Waste Management Authority, the items below are to be placed in the Organic Recycling containers by residents and businesses. If a resident or business isn’t sure what is acceptable, their waste collection company offers an easy-to-use search tool on their website.

Green Waste

  • Yard Waste (prunings and cuttings, flowers, grass clippings, weed and garden foliage, small branches, leaves)
  • Untreated Wood, Sawdust and Wood Chips
  • Real Christmas Trees (cut into 4-foot lengths or shorter)
  • Sod (with as much dirt removed as possible)
Organic Green Waste

Food Waste

  • Food Scraps
  • Dairy and Egg Waste (including shells)
  • Coffee Grounds and Tea Leaves
  • Meat (including bones)
  • Fish and shellfish (including bones)
Organic Food Waste
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