As of January 1, 2022, to comply with Senate Bill 1383, all commercial businesses and multi-family properties such as apartments and condominiums are required to subscribe to organic (food and yard) collection services, unless they have an approved waiver or an alternative service (such as back-haul, self-haul, shared service, or third-party service provider). Customers with an approved waiver will not be required to subscribe to organic collection services for a 5-year period.
There are two types of waivers offered for commercial business and multi-family properties:
1. Minimal generation waivers (De minimis) – for businesses and multi-family properties that generate a minimal amount of compostable/organic waste (food scraps, food-soiled paper, and plant debris) depending on the amount of waste your business or multi-family property generates:
2. Physical space waivers – when there are physical space constraints that prohibit the addition of organic collection service. Both businesses and multifamily properties are eligible to apply.
Complete the Waiver Application if you believe your site may qualify for a waiver of the requirement to subscribe to organic collection service.
Organics Collection Waiver Application