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. The date at which a business is required to begin recycling their organics depends on how much waste the business generates each week.

The key deadlines for beginning organics recycling are:

April 1, 2016: Businesses that generate more than 8 cubic yards of organic waste per week must recycle organic waste.

January 1, 2017: Businesses that generate more than 4 cubic yards of organic waste per week must recycle organic waste.

January 1, 2019: Businesses that generate more than 4 cubic yards of solid waste per week must recycle organic waste.

What does this mean for your business?

You will work with the SLO County IWMA to set up an organics recycling program in four quick steps.

Organic waste includes the following materials:

  • food waste
  • green waste and landscaping waste (leaves, grass, trimmings, branches and stumps)
  • nonhazardous wood waste

Questions?

Call (805) 782-8424 to speak with our Recycling Specialist.

Looking for more information about foodwaste? Check out ReFED at https://www.refed.com/?sort=economic-value-per-ton

Straws – Taking a Stand Against Straws!  

  • Interested in reducing your purchasing costs, garbage costs, and help keep our community clean at the same time?
  • Join the growing number of local restaurants and bars that have decided to stand up to straws. 
  • Its simple either get rid of straws all together or provide them only when customers request them.