Madatory Commercial Organics Recycling [MORe] (AB 1826)Did you know organic waste makes up 40% of the wastestream? With a California law (AB 1826) in effect as of April 1, 2016, large quantities of organic waste (food, yard trimmings, etc.) must now be diverted from trash bins. In response, Waste Resources has developed a food scrap collection program for our commercial customers. A greenwaste (yard trimmings, grass clippings) collection program is already available to our commercial customers. Diverting food scraps from local landfills reduces carbon emissions and creates fuels for alternative forms of energy or a nutrient-rich soil amendment. As sustainability becomes more important to all of us, taking the pledge to "go green" can help grow your business as community members see that you care. Share our goal of greater sustainability by going green with food scrap collection today!
Implementation ScheduleThe threshold for compliance is as follows:
- Businesses that generate 8 cubic yards or more of organic waste per week - April 1, 2016
- Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of organic waste per week - January 1, 2017
- Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week - January 1, 2019
- Businesses that generate 2 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week - Summer/Fall 2021
Call us to find out if you need to comply with this law or for help in setting up your program.
What goes in the food scrap cart?
- All fruits and vegetables
- All pasta, grains, bread, coffee grounds, cheese, pastry, rice, and beans
- All trimmings and cooked meat, poultry, seafood, shellfish, bones, and eggs
What does not go in the food scrap cart?
- Oil, grease, or fats
- Coffee filters, kitchen paper towels, or napkins
- Plastic bags or films
- Cans or glass
- Cups, plates, or utensils