• Is Your Business Complying With New Composting Requirements? - Monday, July 18, 2016 at

  • On April 1, 2016, a new law went into effect requiring businesses to recycle their organic waste. AB 1826 was signed into law back in 2014. It says that if a business generates eight cubic yards or more of organic waste per week, it must arrange for an organic waste recycling service. On January 1, 2017, the minimum amount generated weekly will be reduced from eight to four cubic yards.

    According to CalRecycle, organic waste is considered "food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, nonhazardous wood waste, and food-soiled paper waste that is mixed in with food waste."

    For most Ventura County businesses, compliance simply means contacting your local waste hauler for the appropriate collection container and arranging for pick up. Even if your company produces less than the minimum amount, you'll know that any collected green waste will head to Agromin where it will be turned into nutrient-rich compost for growers and residents throughout southern California.

    For more information go to the Q&A section for AB 1826 at the CalReycle site.

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