Food waste prevention is the top priority, through proactive decision-making, advance planning, and training to minimize surplus, leftovers, and spoilage.
Edible food rescue to feed people is the 2nd priority and widespread practice in coordination with Humboldt’s excellent network of pantries and food recovery organizations.
Working with local farmers to provide animal feed is the 3rd priority.
Working with local food waste collection services for composting into a rich soil amendment is the 4 th priority. Finally, local governments are working cooperatively to develop centralized processing and other future services.
California Food Waste Reduction Legislation