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Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling Exemption Form 2019/20


  1. 1. Intro
  2. 2. Contact Info
  3. 3. Exemption
  4. 4. Sign & Submit
  • Intro

    1. AB 1826 Requirements

      As of January 1, 2019, businesses generating a total of 4 cubic yards or more of waste, organic waste, and recycling per week are required to divert their organic waste from going to the landfill.

      Businesses that do not subscribe to Waste Management's organics recycling services may file an annual exemption if the business can demonstrate a lack of space, self-hauling or alternative organics recycling methods, or another qualifying reason. Unless revoked, this exemption shall be effective until September 30, 2020. Applications must be renewed and submitted by October 1 each year thereafter.

    2. Organic waste includes the following materials

      Green waste: landscape trimmings, grass clippings, non-treated wood, saw dust, etc.
      Food waste: food scraps, produce, expired food, food byproducts, leftovers, plate scrapings, etc.
      Compostable paper: paper towels, paper plates, greasy pizza boxes, compostable bags/packaging, etc.

    3. Confirmation*