Commercial Organics Recycling - AB 1826

AB 1826 organics bannerAB 1826 became law on January 1, 2016. It requires businesses and multi-family complexes that generate two or more cubic
yards of combined solid waste, recyclables, and organics per week to separate and recycle their organic waste.

Tips for Setting up Organic Recycling Collection

Designate Space for your Bins - All food scraps and food soiled paper must be kept separate from trash and placed in the designated organic recycling bin. The bin area must include signage marking what to dispose in which bin.

Order your Bins - The type and amount of organic recycling bins/containers you will need depends on the quantity of food generated by your employees and/or customers.

Help is Available

  • General Assistance
    For questions or help with setting up your organic waste recycling, contact the City's Environmental Services Division at (909) 839-7015 or

  • Onsite Training
    The City's contract commercial waste hauler, Valley Vista Services (VVS), is available send an organic recycling expert to help you and your staff in identifying all sources of organic waste your business generates, the ideal location(s) for your bins, and how to ensure your organics recycling program is as successful as possible. Call VVS at (626) 855-5539 to learn more.