AB1826 requires business that generate more than 4 cubic yards of organic waste per week to implement an organic waste recycling program.
The key deadlines for implementation are:
April 1, 2016: Businesses that generate more than 8 cubic yards of organic waste per week
January 1, 2017: Businesses that generatemore than 4 cubic yards of organic waste per week
Organic waste as defined in the bill includes the following material:
- food waste
- green waste
- landscape and pruning waste
- nonhazardous wood waste
- food-soiled paper waste that is mixed in with food waste
CalRecycle offers a complete set of answers to Frequently Asked Questions about AB 1826, including information about exemptions, compliance, and reporting.