The extremism just doesn’t seem to stop out on the West Coast as California is now taking recycling to a whole new level with a new law that becomes effective next year. Earlier this month, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 827, which was referred to as the “Green Restaurants Bill”. The mandate takes effect on July 1, 2020 and will require limited service restaurants to collect post-consumer food waste and food-soiled paper right alongside solid-waste recycling and trash bins. The legislation exempts full-service restaurants, while exemptions for some limited service restaurants may be available on a case-by-case basis. The law, which passed the state senate back in September, is seen as integral to the state goal of diverting 75% of its food waste away from landfills by 2025. California restaurants are already required to collect and recycle food waste over a certain amount, but AB 827 will now mandate that recycling in the front of the house as well.