The county broke ground May 29 on the new ReSource Center, which promises to divert 60 percent more material from the Tajiguas landfill, bringing the county’s total diversion rate to 85 percent. A state-of-the-art Materials Recycling Facility will sort through the South Coast’s recyclables. Food scraps and green wastes will be anaerobically digested, creating a new species of compost and enough methane to power 2,000 homes in the process. All this will reduce the greenhouse-gas equivalent of 28,000 cars from the road. The new facility is slated to become operational in January 2021.