Business Organics (Food Scraps) Collection

California Assembly Bill (AB) 1826 requires all businesses and multi-family dwellings  that generate two or more cubic yards of garbage per week to recycle their organic waste (food scraps and green yard waste).
The law includes schools, hospitals, stores, restaurants, for-profit or nonprofit organizations, and  residential dwellings with 5+ units. These new requirements will help California recycle 75% of its generated waste by 2020.

Learn more about California's Mandatory Food Recycling Law.

Note: Multifamily dwellings will be required to participate in the food waste and yard waste recycling program beginning January 1, 2022. 

Please contact our Solid Waste Division Customer Service line at 831-768-3133 to get your businesses enrolled in the program.  



 What are the Benefits of Recycling Commercial Food Scraps?


  • Reduce materials that go to landfill
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Conserve resources
  • Produce renewable energy and fuel
  • Increase production of compost and mulch in accordance with California Assembly Bill (AB) 32