Compiled by RADC Members - Tracy Wise, Jeff Poggi and Israel Igualate
Welcome to this week’s Call to Action, where you can find some of the latest events and news to help you take part on the issues that matter to our communities. If you have a call to action that you would like us to highlight, email us at: [email protected]
For Wednesday, February 9, 2022
1. New California Law (SB 1383): Recycling All Food Waste
Did you know that California passed a law requiring that all food waste be disposed of separately and kept out of landfills? That law took effect on January 1.
CITY OF REDLANDS ORGANIC FOOD WASTE 24- Hour Drop-off Program Guidelines
Participation Guidelines: All food waste should be placed in a gallon-sized, clear, rigid (thicker) plastic bag. Gallon-sized resealable bags work best.
Food waste acceptable items: Any items that come from food or are the result of the preparation of a food item. Rinds, shells (shellfish), hulls, bones, meat, fruit, bread, nuts, produce, anything that would have been edible.
Unacceptable items: Items labeled compostable, i.e. bags, plates, tableware, toothbrushes, and cups. No packaging, paper, coffee filters, tea bags, yard waste, glass, plastic, straws, napkins, plates, tableware, plastic film, manure, pet waste, animal waste, gloves, textiles, dirt, rocks, cartons, cardboard, bin board, or refuse of any kind.
- The Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave., in the main parking lot
- Redlands Household Hazardous Waste site, 500 Kansas St., by the recycling bins
How do I participate?
Separate your food waste and place it in a non-compostable gallon size, clear, rigid (thicker) plastic bag. Gallon size resealable bags (the City mentions Ziploc) work best.
Locate a drop-off site listed above.
If you live in a Multi-Family community, ask your site manager or HOA, as you may have a collection bin on site. Multi-family properties can also use the 24-hour drop-off sites.
Place your bagged food waste in a designated drop-off bin.
Tip: Keep meat and dairy scraps in your freezer and add them to your bag on the day you plan to drop off your waste.
For the City of Highland: “Through the city’s ordinance, the city will provide small wastebaskets for residents to use in their kitchens to separate food waste. The food waste will then be placed, by the resident, into plastic bags and dumped in their yard waste bin for collection by Burrtec, the city’s contract waste hauler. Burrtec will then pull the plastic bags from the yard waste to be disposed of separately.”
For the City of Loma Linda: Call the Department of Public Works for the latest instructions at 909-799-4400.
2. CLIMATE ACTION: Redlands-Focused Series of Talks in March 2022
A new Redlands grassroots organization, Accelerate Neighborhood Climate Action, is holding a series of talks in March at various Redlands locations. Check out their Facebook page (Accelerate Neighborhood Climate Action in Redlands or @anca.redlands), Instagram (ancaredlands), and Twitter (@ANCAredlands) for the details.
This QR code will take you to the EventBrite page to register (for free) for these events:
3. REPEATING FROM LAST WEEK: PROMOTE ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE FOR ALL CALIFORNIANS!
AB1400 was pulled from a vote in the Assembly because not enough Democrats were going to vote for access to healthcare for all residents of California. Reach out to your state assemblymember today to urge them to continue working on a bill that will provide equitable access to healthcare.
I know that Assembly Bill 1400 was pulled from consideration due to lack of votes to pass it. I urge you to continue working with your fellow legislators to bring a bill to the floor of the Assembly that will not only pass but will also provide equitable access to healthcare for the residents of our state. A healthier California is a stronger California, not only for our economy but also for quality of life.
For Assemblymember James Ramos (AD40): https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD40
And with that we want to remind you to submit your event or call to action for consideration to: [email protected] -- Have a great rest of the week!
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- Redlands City Redistricting: Our Congressional maps have been set, but the City of Redlands is just beginning its process of reviewing and potentially redrawing the City’s five districts. Between now and April, the City Council will look at submitted maps and will make a final decision. We need to urge the City Council to select a map which brings equity to the residents of Redlands.
Upcoming City of Redlands public meetings are scheduled:
- February 15, 2022 (6:00 pm, City Hall)
- March 1, 2022 (6:00 pm, City Hall)
- April 17, 2022 – adoption of the final maps
More detail on the specific agendas for each meeting can be found at: https://drawredlands.org/schedule/
- The Rittenhouse trial demonstrated to us that judicial elections are incredibly important. Let us pledge together to become better informed prior to the next election where judges are on the ballot to ensure that we are electing qualified, non-partisan members of the bench to serve the judiciary in our region. #NoRittenhouseJudgesHere
- Laws taking effect in California in 2022: The Los Angeles Times has a recent story on 43 of the new laws and how they may impact us. You can find the story here: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-12-30/new-2022-california-laws-covid-19-housing-policing
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