Organics Waste Recycling

Business Organics

Starting April 2016, the State’s Mandatory Organic Waste Recycling law (AB 1826) will require businesses that generate 8 cubic yards of organic waste (food or green waste) to arrange for organic waste recycling services. Effective January 2017, this requirement will extend to businesses that generate 4 cubic yards of organic waste. Please see schedule below:

Year    Cubic Yards Generated Weekly
2016     8 (organic waste)   
2017     4 (organic waste)
2019    4 (commercial solid waste, regardless of amount of organic waste)
2020    2 (commercial solid waste, if state does not meet goal)

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Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling

Covered businesses must have organics recycling before April 1, 2016

Letter from Waste Management on AB-1826: Click Here

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AB1826 Banning