The City Council of Seattle passed a new law which will prohibit residents and business owner from wasting food.
Under the new law, the garbage collectors would have rights to go through the trash and inspect if food was wasted. Residents would be charged $1 and businesses $50 for wasting food.
Under the new rules, collectors can take a cursory look each time they dump trash into a garbage truck.
If they see compostable items make up 10 percent or more of the trash, they’ll enter the violation into a computer system their trucks already carry, and will leave a ticket on the garbage bin that says to expect a $1 fine on the next garbage bill.