What laws require organics recycling?

There are two State laws that require organics Recycling: Assembly Bill (AB) 1826 and Senate Bill (SB) 1383.  

 SB 1383 is a State law aimed at reducing the amount of organic waste sent to landfills by 75% statewide and to recover 20% of edible food statewide that would otherwise be sent to landfills. SB 1383 requires all businesses, multi-family properties, and residents to subscribe to organic waste collection services. The regulations also require some businesses to donate excess edible food. The regulations became effective January 1, 2022. 

AB 1826 is the State law that requires mandatory organics recycling for commercial businesses that generate 2 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week. This law has been effective since January 2016 and was originally set up with a tiered approach to target the largest organic waste generators before scaling to most businesses. AB 1826 will be eclipsed by the requirements of SB 1383.

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1. What laws require organics recycling?
2. What is Organic Waste?
3. Why is SB 1383 important?
4. How do I sign up for organic waste collection service?
5. Who is eligible for an exemption waiver for organics recycling?
6. Is there an exemption waiver for the edible food donation requirement?
7. How do I apply for an exemption waiver for organic waste collection service?
8. When will waivers be issued?
9. How much will food and green waste collection services cost?
10. I have a yard waste dumpster, can I put food waste in it?
11. How can I find out more information?