California State law now requires businesses generating 8 cubic yards or more of organic waste weekly to recycle the organic portion of their waste. On January 1, 2017 businesses generating 4 or more cubic yards of organic waste weekly will be required to recycling this waste. The State defines organic waste as food waste, food soiled paper, yard waste and non-hazardous wood waste.
To learn more about the new organic recycling requirements, please visit: www.calrecycle.ca.gov/recycle/commercial/organics.
If you would like assistance determining if you will be required to recycle organics, or if you would like help identifying recycling options, please contact the City at (916) 617-4590 or email@example.com.
To set up organic recycling services, please contact an organics recycling service provider directly.
How to Comply with the Organic Recycling Requirements
Businesses may use 1 or more of the following methods to meet the organic recycling requirements:
- Reduce the amount of organic waste your business produces.
- Sell or donate your organic waste.
- Recycle your organic waste onsite. (Subject to municipal code compliance and other permits)
- Self haul to an organics processing facility.
- Subscribe to an organic waste recycling service and sort out your organic waste from other waste.
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