Business Recycling and Organics Requirements

SB1383: Organic Waste and Edible Food Recovery

Effective January 1, 2022, State Law SB 1383 requires all businesses and residents to separate organics and recyclable materials from trash and either subscribe to the required collection services or self-haul organics to an appropriate facility for diversion. It also requires some businesses to donate excess edible food to feed people in addition to starting an organics collection service. 

Contra Costa County will impose penalties for non-compliance on regulated entities subject to County authority starting January 1, 2024. For more information about how you can comply, see below:

Please see our SB1383: Organic Waste and Edible Food Recovery  page for additional information. 

AB 341: Mandatory Commercial Recycling

Effective July 1, 2012, State Law AB 341 requires businesses that generate four cubic yards or more of waste per week or multi-family residential dwellings (complexes) of five units or more to arrange for recycling services. With the passage of this Mandatory Commercial Recycling law (Chapter 476, Statutes of 2011 [Chesbro, AB 341]), California is one of the first states in the nation to enact a statewide program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting commercial solid waste from landfills. AB 341 also establishes a state-wide goal to divert 75% of solid waste away from landfill by the year 2020

Please see our Mandatory Commercial and Multi-Family Recycling Requirements page for additional information.


Business Assistance Links and Contacts (PDF)

AB341 Exemption Form (PDF)

Recyclable materials in different bins separated by material type

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