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Assembly Bill 1826 requires businesses, including public entities and multifamily complexes of five units or more, to recycle their organic waste. The law will be phased in over time.
Placer County already recycles green waste and wood waste delivered to their Materials Recovery Facilities. If businesses have a garbage collection account with one of Placer County's contracted waste haulers (Recology Auburn Placer in the west, and Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal in the East) they are already complying with the law for these items, as green waste and wood waste are among the recyclable materials that are recovered from the waste stream with the One Big Bin recycling program.
The requirement to recycle organics can be met by taking one, or any combination of the following, actions provided it’s in compliance with local ordinances and requirements:
Compliance deadlines are dependent on the amount of waste generated per week:
Placer County has evaluated the levels of organic waste generated by its businesses, public entities and multifamily complexes and is contacting those that are required to comply with the first deadlines.