Commercial Recycling and Organic Services
Businesses and multifamily properties should contact their service provider to arrange for recycling services. Customers with bin trash service can receive up to 1 cubic yard of recyclable collection per week at no additional cost. Customers with wheeled cart trash service can receive a 90-gallon wheeled cart for recycling collection per week at no additional cost.
Organic waste recycling services are also available through your service provider. Both bin and wheeled cart commercial customers can receive a 90-gallon wheeled cart for organic waste recycling collection at no additional cost.
SB1383 requires commercial edible food generators to donate all leftovers or unsold food that would otherwise be disposed of by donating the food to a food recovery organization or services such as food banks or soup kitchens. The goal is to recover 20% of edible food waste by 2025 to address food insecurity in California and reduce food waste.
California State Bill 1383 law affects all customers (businesses, multi-family, and single-family residents) starting on January 2, 2022. This regulation includes all generators no matter the number of units or type of business operation, and expands the organics recycling standard for multi-family complexes to include green waste and food waste/food soiled paper. The CalRecycle SB1383 Short-lived Climate Pollutants Organic Waste Regulations will require everyone in California to recycle all organic waste, including paper, cardboard, yard materials, food scraps, and food-soiled paper.
Effective July 1, 2012, the State's Mandatory Commercial Recycling law (AB341) requires all businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more solid waste per week and multi-family properties with five or more units to arrange for recycling services.
Beginning April 1, 2016, the State’s Mandatory Organic Waste Recycling law (AB 1826) phases in requirements for businesses, including multifamily properties of five or more units, based on the amount and type of waste the business produces weekly, with full implementation in 2019.