Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383) and Assembly Bill 1826 (AB 1826) require all businesses that generate organic waste (food waste, landscaping waste) to subscribe to and/or participate in a program to recycle that waste. Organic waste includes food scraps, vegetable trimmings, plate scrapings, spoiled food, and landscaping waste.
How do businesses (including property managers) comply?
1. Recycle your organic material.
2. Provide organics and recycling service to employees, contractors, tenants, and customers.
Which businesses are required to donate food?
Large food generating businesses will be required to donate food. For more information on businesses subject to this part of SB 1383, please visit the Edible Food Recovery information page (available soon). Of course, anyone can donate edible food and is encouraged to participate in these programs too.
Reference: SB 1383 Regulations §§ 18984.7, 18984.8, 18984.9, 18984.10, 18986.1, 18986.2, 18988.3, 18991.3, 18991.4, https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/organics/slcp/collection
Effective July 1, 2020, Assembly Bill 827 (AB 827) mandates fast-casual food service establishments to provide customers with disposal containers for three types of materials – food scraps, recyclables, and trash – generated from products purchased and consumed onsite.
California’s Assembly Bill 341 (AB 341) requires all commercial businesses and multi-family properties to recycle. The legislation became effective July 1, 2012, and was designed to help meet California's recycle goal of 75% by the year 2020.