California Assembly Bill 341 requires all commercial businesses and multi-family properties to recycle. The legislation became effective July 1, 2012, and was designed to help meet California's recycle goal of 75% by the year 2020.
Mandatory Organics Recycling (AB 1826)
Assembly Bill 1826 requires all businesses that generate a certain amount of organic waste (food waste) to develop a program to recycle that waste. Organic waste includes food scraps, vegetable trimmings, plate scrapings, and spoiled food. The City’s waste hauler Waste Management has developed a Food Recycling Program to help businesses meet the requirements of Assembly Bill 1826.