In California, it is mandatory to have commercial recycling for organic waste. AB 1826: State Assembly Bill 1826 became effective on 4/1/2016. Learn more about AB 1826 in California below:

 Attention Commercial Businesses

(a) (1) On and after April 1, 2016, a business that generates eight cubic yards or more of

organic waste per week shall arrange for recycling services specifically for organic waste in the manner specified in subdivision (b).

See the full document of AB 1826 here.

What does AB 1826 mean to your business?

State Assembly Bill 1826 (AB 1826) means that as of April 1, 2016, all commercial businesses that generate eight cubic yards or more of organic waste must arrange for recycling services for food waste pick up. The mandatory commercial organics recycling required by AB 1826 helps to meet the goals of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, AB 32.

Signage for Organic Waste Management Programs assists in compliance with AB 1826.

What you need to do:

Atlas Disposal provides all organic waste and waste removal necessities for your business.

For help with AB 1826 compliance contact Atlas Disposal (916)455-2800 to discuss information on food waste disposal, organics recycling options in Sacramento and to connect you with a sales representative who can help keep you abreast of developments and generate an effective organic waste management program for your business. Also, check out other articles on our website to receive general information on sizing and as well as visiting to see how your food waste can be converted into compressed clean natural gas (CNG) to help the environment.

Salt Lake City

Although it is not a legal requirement to recycle organic waste in Utah, it still is a beneficial and smart choice to make for your business.

The benefits of a Food Waste program are:

  • Save money by reducing over-purchasing and disposal costs
  • Reduce the environmental impacts of your waste
  • Support community waste reduction efforts
  • Reduce disposal costs

Atlas Disposal Food Waste programs:

  • Convert Food Waste into Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
  • Measurable Cost savings
  • Multiple sizes available
  • FREE Training opportunities
  • Food Waste Diversion strategies