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Organics Waiver Application


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

    1. Waiver Application for ORGANICS Only

      As of January 2022, all commercial entities (businesses and multi-family properties) are required to divert their organic waste from going to the landfill. Mandatory organics services will be provided to all customers by Waste Management. Commercial customers must meet one of the following criteria to qualify for a waiver.

      1. De Minimis Waiver (Businesses Only): Customer does not generate enough organic waste OR customer uses alternative services (i.e., landscaping services, food donations, etc.) for organic waste and the remaining amount of organic waste generated does not meet the following thresholds shown below.

        Amount of Total Waste Generated
        (trash, recycling, organics combined)
        Threshold to Qualify for De Minimis Waiver
        Less than 2 cubic yards of total weekly service Generate no more than 10 gallons (approx. 1 kitchen bag) of organic waste per week
        2 or more cubic yards of total weekly serviceGenerate no more than 20 gallons (approx. 1 kitchen bag) of organic waste per week

      2. Physical Space Waiver: Premises lack adequate, physical space for all three waste streams (recycling, landfill, and organics).
        (Containers do not need to fit inside of an enclosure in order to have all three waste streams)

      If approved, this waiver will be effective for 5 years. Waiver may be revoked if circumstances that qualified you for a waiver have changed. For example, if your trash container is found to contain more than 20 gallons of organics per week, the waiver will be revoked and you will be automatically enrolled in organics services through Waste Management.

    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. Proceed to Application*