Tripepi Smith Creates Postcard with CMSD to Educate Customers on Fighting Food Waste Odors

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In April 2023, the Costa Mesa Sanitary District (CMSD) partnered with Tripepi Smith to create a postcard highlighting tips for fighting food waste odors. The purpose of the mailer was to help educate customers about organics recycling and to help them mitigate food waste odors as summer heat drew near.

“Thanks to Tripepi Smith, we had a large increase in engagement from customers requesting kitchen pails for recycling food scraps,” said Scott Caroll, CMSD general manager. “Educating our community on proper organics recycling — including food scraps and kitchen waste — is a top priority of ours, and we’re thankful for the ways this postcard advanced that goal.”

The postcard shares helpful tips for reducing odors, such as lining containers with newspaper or brown paper bags and storing them in a cool place. The mailer served as one engagement tool among many, as CMSD has partnered with Tripepi Smith to conduct rigorous outreach surrounding SB 1383 and its organics recycling mandates. In addition to this postcard, the District has engaged and educated customers through website content, social media posts, PSA videos, events, and more.

“As more and more Californians start to recycle their food scraps and other organic waste, questions about issues like potential odors are common,” said Tripepi Smith Principal Jennifer Nentwig. “Through this postcard, we were pleased to help the Costa Mesa Sanitary District engage customers and introduce them to eco-friendly ways to proactively combat odors.”

About the California Special Districts Association

The California Special Districts Association (CSDA) is a 501c(6), not-for-profit association that was formed in 1969 to promote good governance and improved core local services through professional development, advocacy, and other services for all types of independent special districts. CSDA is the only statewide association representing all types of independent special districts. CSDA provides education and training, insurance programs, legal advice, industry-wide litigation and public relations support, legislative advocacy, capital improvement and equipment funding, collateral design services, and current information that is crucial to a special district’s management and operational effectiveness.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is a California-based marketing, technology and public affairs firm that serves for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provides a competitive advantage to agencies seeking to leverage the internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm provides full content creation services, including: ghost writing, collateral development, photography, video production, aerial imagery, search engine optimization, email marketing campaigns and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of American Canyon, City of Culver City, City of Cupertino, City of Daly City, City of Duarte, City of Grover Beach, City of Santa Paula, City of Indian Wells, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Lake Forest, City of Livermore, City of Napa, City of Paramount, City of Tracy, CalChoice Energy Authority, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Santa Clara County Fire Department, Costa Mesa Sanitary District, Rowland Water District, California City Management Foundation, Renne Public Law Group, West Coast Arborists and Climatec.