Commercial Organics Recycling

Commercial Organics Recycling

Every city and county in California is currently required to divert 50% of their waste from going to the landfill. California's new, ambitious goal is to recycle 75% of waste by 2020. Diverting organic waste from the landfill will help Woodland and California reach our new goal. Organic waste means food scraps, food-soiled paper waste, yard trimmings, and nonhazardous wood waste. These items make up approximately 30% of California's waste and release greenhouse gases when they decompose in landfills. Instead, these organic materials can be recycled and used to make compost or mulch when taken to a compost facility.

Required Organic Recycling

In October 2014, the governor signed AB 1826, which requires certain businesses to arrange for organic recycling services.

The businesses subject to this bill are as follows:

Date
Amount of Waste Generated Each Week
Type of Waste
April 2016
Business that generate 8 cubic yards or more
Organic waste
January 2017
Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more
Organic waste
January 2019
Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more
Solid waste
Summer / Fall 2020*
Businesses that generate 2 cubic yards or more
Solid waste

*At the discretion of CalRecycle if organic waste disposal in 2020 has not been reduced by 50% of 2014 disposal levels

Contact

If your business meets these thresholds and would like more information, please contact City of Woodland’s recycling coordinator at 530-661-2059. If you would like to arrange for organics recycling services, contact Waste Management customer service at 530-662-8748.