Effective January 1, 2019, California State Law AB 1826: Mandatory Organics Commercial Recycling requires businesses and multifamily dwellings that generate more than 4 yards of solid waste, recycling, and organics per week, to enroll in an organic waste recycling program.

Organic waste includes food waste and green waste.  Food waste is defined as vegetables, fruits, meats, poultry, seafood, pastas, breads, eggshells, coffee and tea grounds. Green waste is defined as landscaping and grass clippings, leaves, branches, flower trimmings, hedge trimmings, weeds. 

California Public Resources Code Section 42649.82(e)(3) allows the jurisdictions to consider exempting businesses and multifamily dwellings from the requirements of California Public Resources Code Section 42649.81, on a case-by-case basis, when the jurisdiction determines that the business meets an exemption criteria.

Jurisdictions and Cal Recycle, the State Regulatory Agency, will review the exemption request, and retain final authorization on granting or rejecting the exemption.

Please fill out the information below, and submit. Your local Republic Representative will send the request to the corresponding jurisdiction for review.

Please allow 4 weeks for the form to be reviewed.

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* 1. Requester Name, Title

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* 2. Requester Organization:

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* 3. Requester Phone:

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* 4. Requester Email:

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* 5. Please fill out the business information:

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* 6. Please check your reason for exemption:

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* 7. Please attach a picture of the enclosure or trash area that demonstrates spacing limitations

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* 8. Please answer the questions below on your waste composition:

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A.     Please estimate how much food waste you dispose of in your trash each week?
B.     Please estimate how much green waste  you dispose of in your trash each week?
C.     Please estimate how much recyclables you dispose of in your trash each week? 
Please describe all recycling & organics diversion programs already in place. List all material types recycled such as food waste, green waste, cardboard, bottles/cans, plastic film, wood pallets, plastic pallets, and food donations, if applicable.
 
Please estimate of how many tons the program diverts per month.

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* 9. Do you have third party hauling?

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* 10. Do you self-haul to a different facility?

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* 11. Do you back-haul to a distribution center?

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* 12. Do you donate surplus food?

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* 13. Do you have a landscaping service that manages the green waste?

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* 14. Do you have any other recycling or reuse programs that divert materials?

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