LA Sanitation and Environment

Curb Your Food Waste LA

LASAN’s Curb Your Food Waste LA is a food waste prevention and recycling pilot that included approximately 18,000 households in 25 neighborhoods across the City of Los Angeles.

During the one-year pilot, participants learned to shop smart, waste less food, and recycle the rest. This pilot program ihelped Los Angeles prepare for the future as statewide targets for reducing organics disposal and increasing food recovery take effect in 2022 with Senate Bill 1383.

TRG played a leading role in creating educational and outreach materials used to engage participants, support the door-to-door engagement, distribute at public events, and employ for other public interfaces. We also identified and conducted 20 of 30 community events, with a target of two (2) in each council district. These events took place at recreation centers, community centers, LA City parks, community gardens, and farmers’ markets across the City of Los Angeles. Additionally, TRG developed and implemented a thorough media program that includes content for the City’s website, multi-lingual how-to videos, newsletter mailers, and event invitation postcards.  Upon completion of the pilot program, we will help provide a final participant behavioral survey to obtain program feedback and additional information. TRG is proud to have been a part of a program that is helping Los Angeles prepare for a zero-waste future!

You can learn more about SB 1383, which goes into effect in 2022, here. We sure have come a long way to help shape how we recycle and how our work continues to help shape recycling and food waste habits in LA, learn more here.