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Commercial, Non-Profit and Institutions
California has passed several laws on businesses and institutions mandating landfill diversion.
Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling - AB 1826
Requires businesses to divert all organic material include yard debris, food waste, wood waste, and food soiled paper from going to landfill. Impacted businesses can donate excess food, subscribe to compost service, or compost on-site. Visit CalRecycle for more information.
Mandatory Commercial Recycling - AB 341
Requires commercial properties that generate four (4) cubic yards or more of solid waste per week or multifamily dwellings with five (5) units or more to enroll in recycling service. Visit CalRecycle for more information.
Residents and Businesses
SB 1383:Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
This law expands upon the requirements of AB 341: Mandatory Commercial Recycling and AB 1826: Mandatory Commercial Organics. However, SB 1383 is unique in that it impacts residents in addition to businesses, and it requires some businesses to donate excess edible food to feed people in addition to diverting organic materials from the garbage. As the most aggressive waste reduction law to be adopted in California for the past 30 years, SB 1383 includes significant penalties for non-compliance.