COMMERCIAL ORGANICS RECYCLING

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.

Mandatory 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 Plan.

Compliance Schedule:

  • 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 business.

To learn more about AB 1826, visit http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Recycle/Commercial/Organics/

 

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