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Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling Exemption Form 2020/21


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

    1. AB 1826 Requirements
      As of September 2020, businesses generating a total of 2 cubic yards or more of waste, organic waste, and recycling per week combined 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, 2021. 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*