AB 1826 requires businesses to recycle their organic waste. This includes both public and private businesses as well as multifamily complexes or apartment buildings of five units or more.
Organic waste includes the following materials:
Businesses that generate 4 or more cubic yards of any waste per week are required under AB 1826 to:
Republic Services can offer organics collection service at no additional cost to most businesses. When organics are collected for composting, they are transformed into a useful agricultural amendment. If organics are sent to the landfill, they generate methane – a greenhouse gas which contributes to climate change.
RecycleMore can assist you in determining your requirements under AB 1826, email [email protected] or call (510) 609-1216.
If you are ready to start organics collection, call Republic Services at (510) 262-7100.
For larger businesses that generate a lot of green organic material, contact Republic Services for a larger organics bin.
If you are a business owner in El Cerrito, East Bay Sanitary Company collects organic materials – “green waste” – from El Cerrito businesses. For more information, visit www.ebsan.com.
To find out more about residential organics collection click here.
Questions? CalRecycle offers a complete set of answers to Frequently Asked Questions about AB 1826, including information about exemptions, compliance and reporting.