Republic Services, Inc. (RSG Free Report) recently announced the opening of a fully solar-powered composting facility in California.

Otay’s new composting facility in Chula Vista has the capacity to process 100 tonnes of organics per day and can help communities in the San Diego area recycle organic waste and meet the requirements of the new law of the ‘State.

State Law SB 1383, which comes into effect on January 1, 2022, requires the majority of California businesses and homes to recycle their food and yard waste.

Pete Keller, Vice President of Recycling and Sustainability at Republic Services, said, “Recycling organic waste into compost is one of the many ways we provide sustainable solutions to our customers in the San Diego area, and we continue to invest in organic infrastructure. across California. “

We believe this move is part of Republic Services’ long-term strategy to amplify the recycling and circularity of materials such as organics from the waste stream. The addition of the new facility should strengthen the company’s leadership position in environmental services and enable it to better compete with companies such as Waste connections (WCN Free report), Stericycle (SRCL Free report) and Waste Management (MW Free report).

The company remains focused on improving its operations by streamlining the cost structure, improving the quality of revenues and seeking growth through profitable investment opportunities.