AB 1826 –
Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling
In October 2014, Assembly Bill 1826
was signed into law which requires businesses that generate at
least eight cubic yards of organic waste per week to arrange for
collection of these organics.
recycling of organic waste is the next step toward achieving
California’s aggressive recycling and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission
goals. California disposes approximately 30 million tons of waste in
landfills each year, of which more than 30 percent could be used for
compost or mulch. Organic waste is recyclable through composting and
mulching, and through anaerobic digestion, which can produce renewable
energy and fuel. Reducing the amount of organic materials sent to
landfills and increasing the production of compost and mulch are part
of the AB 32 (California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006) Scoping
- April 1, 2016: Businesses
that generate 8 cubic yards of organic waste per week shall
arrange for organic waste recycling services.
- January 1, 2017:
Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards of organic waste per week
shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.
- January 1, 2019:
Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid
waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.
Contact the City of Calabasas Recycling
Coordinator at 818-224-1682 to discuss organics collection at your
To learn more about AB 1826,