Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling (AB 1826)

Mandatory Organics Recycling Regulation - AB 1826

  • Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1826 into law in October 2014, requiring certain businesses to recycle their organic waste, beginning in 2016.
  • Recyclable organic waste accounts for about 40% of the material Californians dispose of in landfills annually, according to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).
  • With the passage of AB 1826, new organic recycling requirements are being phased in over several years and will help California meet its goal to recycle 75% of its waste by 2020.
  • Placer County is in the process of contacting businesses who are required to comply for each phase. We offer technical assistance and many programs to help businesses comply.  See the FAQs below.