Calling All Businesses: You May Be Required to Set up an Organics Recycling Program

With Chamber Member Teresa Montgomery, Sustainability Manager, South San Francisco Scavenger Company, info@ssfscavenger.com

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2021, Assembly Bill 1826 requires that all businesses generating 2 cubic yards or more of waste (garbage + recycling) per week implement an Organics Recycling Program. If your business is not already separating food waste and food-soiled paper from your garbage, please contact SSF Scavenger today at (650) 589-4020 or email Teresa Montgomery at teresa@ssfscavenger.com.
Supporting Legislation
AB 341 – requiring all businesses and multi-family residential complexes with 5 of more living units to separate recyclable materials from garbage.
AB 1826 – requiring all businesses that generate 2 cubic yards or more of waste (garbage & recyclables combined) per week to implement an organics recycling program.
AB 827 – requiring the provision of “front of house” organic waste collection bins in all restaurants and cafeterias where patrons clear their own tables.
SB 1383 – becoming effective in 2022 and requiring all residents and businesses to have organics collection service.