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AB 1826

AB 18262022-01-13T04:50:19-08:00

AB 1826

Organic materials are the largest component of waste disposed of in our landfills. Greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the decomposition of organic wastes in landfills have been identified as a significant contributor to global climate change.

In 2014, the State of California passed AB 1826 which requires that businesses producing organic waste, including but not limited to restaurants, grocery stores, and landscaping companies set up programs to recycle their organic waste instead of sending it to the landfill. For California to achieve its aggressive recycling and waste diversion goals it must remove organic waste from landfills.

The Mandatory Organics Recycling Law (AB 1826) requires that businesses arrange for recycling services for the following types of:

  • Food waste
  • Food-soiled paper
  • Green waste
  • Landscape and pruning waste
  • Nonhazardous wood waste
  • Organic waste

Most organic waste is recyclable through methods such as composting, mulching, and anaerobic digestion.

Businesses and multifamily complexes must start recycling organic waste by the following dates:

April 1, 2016: generators of 8 or more cubic yards of organic waste per week;
January 1, 2017: generators of 4 or more cubic yards of organic waste per week;
January 1, 2019: generators of 4 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week;
January 1, 2020: generators of 2 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week, if statewide disposal of organic waste is not decreased by half.

To discuss implementing or improving your current recycling services for your business or multifamily complex please contact:

Burrtec Representative: Kenn Stevens
Email: kstevens@burrtecdesert.com
Office: (760) 674-1040
Cell: (760) 578-5215

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