It’s not often you go to another city and see all three streams of waste: landfill, recycling, and compost. It’s more common to see landfill receptacles, and if you are from a town that has all three streams of waste, you’ll realize the emotional burden of having recyclable trash but no place to dispose of it.

Most Californians are becoming familiar with waste sorting as waste diversion goals increase and cannabis recycling programs bloom. Across the state, you can see an expansion of three-streamline disposal bins painted with the iconic colors: black/gray for landfill, blue for recycling and green/yellow for compost.

5 Benefits of Cannabis Recycling Programs

Residents of California are actively engaged in promoting sustainability through legislative action and built environment, placing California within the top ten ‘greenest’ states as of April 2018.

California is only getting greener. The legalization of adult-use marijuana prompted the creation of thousands of new businesses, which can also be perceived as thousands of new waste generators.

The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recognize public safety risks associated with disposal of cannabis product and have outlined proper waste disposal methods and compliance requirements.

As the state tightens down on regulations, businesses are at risk of receiving fines or losing their licenses for not complying with safety standards. General waste receptacles are usable but increase the risks associated with improper disposal, rendering, and public accessibility.

A cannabis recycling company takes care of it all. Because it’s a specialized niche, a cannabis recycling company is knowledgeable on pending and current cannabis regulations and proper compost and recycling techniques.

We’ve compiled a list of 5 benefits of cannabis recycling programs (we’ve linked each line item to more in-depth examples):

  1. Ensured compliance with the city and state
  2. Mitigating waste from the landfill
  3. Minimize public health risks
  4. Proper rendering and disposal of waste
  5. Trusted, knowledgeable and licensed

 

WARNING: WORKING WITH A CANNABIS RECYCLING COMPANY HAS BEEN KNOWN IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO INDUCE FEELINGS OF ‘PEACE OF MIND’, OR, A SENSE OF PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP.

 

Contributed by: Stephani Smith

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  • It’s interesting that even organic things can be recycled. It makes sense that cannabis would need to be recycled properly! Improper disposal seems like it could be dangerous. It’s good that there are companies that can handle recycling for that.

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