The Regulations: What are they?
In October 2014, California passed Assembly Bill 1826 requiring all businesses, including multi-family dwellings, to recycle their organic waste. By January 1, 2016, all California jurisdictions were required to implement an organics recycling program, and by April 1, 2016, all businesses that generated at least 8 cubic yards of organic waste per week were required to recycle that material.
What is “Organics Waste”?
Organics waste includes food scraps, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, non-hazardous food waste and paper waste that has been soiled with food.
As the leading local recycling and waste services company, we have developed a strategic plan to educate, collect, and recycle all organics waste produced by our customers. We regularly return the material to the community through our composting events and giveaways.
Athens Services provides composting through our state-of-the-art facility, American Organics. We process many types of organics materials, including food waste. Currently, we provide food waste collection and composting for municipalities and food service establishments throughout Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. American Organics can create compost blends suitable for industrial, agricultural, municipal, residential or commercial use.
January 1, 2016:
Jurisdictions implemented organics recycling programs.
April 1, 2016:
Businesses generating eight (8) cubic-yards or more of organics waste weekly had to arrange for organics waste recycling services.
January 1, 2017:
Businesses generating four (4) cubic-yards or more of organics waste weekly must arrange for organics waste recycling services.
August 1, 2017:
Jurisdictions report progress on organics recycling programs to CalRecycle.
January 1, 2019:
Businesses generating four (4) cubic yards or more of solid waste weekly must arrange for organics waste recycling services.
All accounts affected by the law will receive personalized communication regarding the law and service requirements. To learn more about AB 1826 and its requirements, please visit: www.calrecycle.ca.gov.