- January 1, 2016 - City and County governments must have an organic waste recycling program in place. Local governments must identify, educate, and inform businesses on how to recycle their organic waste.
- April 1, 2016 - Multifamily dwellings generating 8 cubic yards of non-food organic waste must arrange for organic waste recycling.
- January 1, 2017 - Multifamily dwellings generating 4 cubic yards of non-food organic waste must arrange for organic waste recycling.
- August 1, 2017 - Jurisdictions must provide an annual report of their organic waste recycling programs and submit it to CalRecycle.
- Fall 2018 - After the annual reports have been submitted by August 1, 2018, CalRecycle must perform a formal 2-year review of city and county governments.
- January 1, 2019 - Multifamily dwellings generating 4 cubic yards of solid waste per week must arrange for organic waste recycling services for green waste, landscape and pruning waste, nonhazardous wood waste.
- January 1, 2020 - After its first 2-year review, if CalRecycle determines that the disposal of organic waste has not been reduced by 50 percent statewide by 2014 levels, businesses that generate 2 cubic yards or more a week must recycle its organic waste. If the 50 percent reduction target continues to be unmet, then state may remove additional exemptions from homes and businesses.
- Fall 2020 - CalRecycle must continue to perform its evaluations in two- and four-year review cycles.
nonhazardous wood waste generated would still be subject to the law. CalRecycle
recommends property owners refer to their city and county government ordinances. A
multifamily dwelling that has four or fewer units is not considered a business and is
exempt from all provisions of the law.
Public housing complexes operated by local Public Housing Authorities that have 5 or more dwelling units are considered multifamily complexes. Mobile homes and RV parks and townhomes considered by the local jurisdiction as single family residences are not subject to AB 1826, unless considered by the jurisdiction as multifamily.
For more information, contact the jurisdiction where your property is located about its recycling programs, or CalRecycle’s Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling (MORe), http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Recycle/Commercial/Organics/FAQ.htm.