Organic wastes are recyclable through composting and mulching, and through anaerobic digestion, which can produce renewable energy. In an effort to achieve California's recycling and greenhouse gas emission goals, the State has enacted Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling regulations.

AB 1826

Organic wastes are recyclable through composting and mulching, and through anaerobic digestion, which can produce renewable energy. In an effort to achieve California's recycling and greenhouse gas emission goals, in 2016, the State began implementing AB 1826 Legislation (Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling) in a tiered approach..

As of January 1, 2019, any business or multi-family dwellings of five units or more that generate four cubic yards or more of solid waste per week (total for trash, recycling and organics) must recycle their organic waste.

As of December 31, 2020, any business or multi-family dwellings of five units or more that generate two cubic yards or more of solid waste per week (total for trash, recycling and organics) must recycle their organic waste.

For detailed information on the requirements go to CalRecycle's website.

AB 827

Effective July 1, 2020, MCR and MORe covered businesses must provide organics and recycling containers at front-of-house to collect waste generated from prducts purchased and consumed on the premises (AB 827, McCarty, Chapter 441, Statutes of 2019).  These containers must be placed adjacent to trash containers and be visible, easily accessible, and clearly marked.

This law impacts businesses that sell products meant for immediate consumption.

Full-service restaurants do not have to provide containers for patrons, but must provide containers for employees to separate post-consumer recyclables and organics for customers.

Recycling and Disposal Options

  • Green Waste Recyclers
  • Solid Waste Haulers
  • Rendering
  • Riverside County Landfills
  • Food Banks