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MIXED RECYCLING AND ORGANICS RECYCLING REQUIREMENTS

Multi-family properties - those with five or more units on one parcel - must meet state mandates for diverting recyclables and green waste from landfill disposal to reduce  greenhouse gas emissions.  Currently this means all multi-family properties must separate their waste into recyclables, organics (green waste only), and garbage. 

Starting January 1, 2022, multi-family properties will be required to also recycle their food waste and food-soiled paper, as part of their organics diversion, per State law SB1383.

ORGANICS                          

In November, the City of Sacramento and Sacramento County hosted a joint webinar for Multi-Family Properties to provide information about Mandatory Organic Material Recycling. To watch the recorded webinar, please use the link and passcode below:

Recording Link (passcode: 0KP2y9P^): Mandatory Food Waste Recycling Webinar (Multi-Family Properties)
Presentation
Multi-family Property Mandatory Food Waste Recycling Presentation (corresponds with November 18th, 2021 webinar)

What Are The Requirements for the new law SB1383?

Staring January 1, 2022 all multi-family properties with five or more units must divert all their organic waste (food scraps, food-soiled paper, and green waste) from out of their garbage bin. This means property managers must provide a separate organics container to tenants in addition to trash and recycling containers. This three-bin system will allow tenants to properly dispose of organic materials separately from garbage and material recyclables.

 

What are Organic Materials? Food waste, food-soiled paper, green waste/landscaping trimmings and “clean wood" (no paint, no stain, etc.). 

Food & Composted Materials

Who Needs To Comply?

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Organics recycling services are mandatory for all businesses and multi-family properties with five units or more in the State of California.  Before proceeding with the compliance instructions below, please verify your multi-family property is within the City of Sacramento with our address lookup tool.


How Do I Comply?

Organics recycling services are mandatory. If you do not comply by January 1, 2022, your waste hauler will provide advance notice before delivering an organic recycling bin and starting the state mandated collection services. Your property will also be subject to fines and fees for non-compliance issue by the City of Sacramento. There are three ways which you can be considered in compliance with the law.

Multi-family property managers must select one or more of the following options:

1) Sign-Up for Organic Service with your waste hauler - Call your waste hauler today to sign up for organics pickup services for your multi-family property by December 31, 2021. You may also choose a different Franchised Hauler from the one you use for trash and/or recycling to collect organic material.

2) Alternative Organic Service - If your multi-family property uses one or more alternative organic material recycling services, complete and submit the Alternative Service Verification section of the Organic Material Recycling Compliance Form. You will need to provide proof of alternative services such as copies of contracts and weight tickets from disposal sites. Your business will be subject to a city inspection to verify the information you provide.  Options for Alternative Services include:

1. Third-Party Recycler: You may contract with a recycler that collects and recycles all generated organic material. This may include landscapers who recycle your green waste/landscape trimmings. All contracts between the property and each alternative service recycler must be retained on-site for verification during inspection. Note: having a landscaper is not enough for compliance. You must have food waste diverted as well as green waste.

2. Self-Haul: You may haul your collected organic materials to a local organic recycling facility. You must upload your receipts with your wavier application and keep future receipts on-site for verification during inspection.

3. Shared Container: You may share an organic material recycling container with an adjacent property or business. You must upload evidence that all parties agree to share the container and a copy of the organic recycling collection service contract with your wavier application and keep copies on-site for verification during inspection.


3) Physical Space Waiver - If your multi-family property does not have adequate space for the minimum sized 64-gallon organics collection cart (approximately 25” wide x 32” deep x 42” high), please apply for a Physical Space Waiver. Supporting documents, such as photographs of the property, are required as evidence that your property does not have space for the smallest cart available. The City will also conduct an inspection for verification purposes.

For more information visit the FAQs or contact wastecompliance@cityofsacramento.org

RECYCLING

What is the law? Multi-family properties, with five or more units on one parcel, are required to arrange for recycling services.  

Which materials should be Recycled?  Paper, cardboard, hard plastics (numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7), aluminum/metal containers, and all colors of glass bottles and jars. Contact your hauler to learn more about what is acceptable/unacceptable, and how acceptable items must be prepared.

Cardboard, Glass Bottles & Jars, Metal Containers, Hard Plastics

Who Needs To Comply?

Materials recycling services are mandatory for all businesses and multi-family properties with five units or more in the state of California.  Before proceeding with the compliance instructions below, please ensure your multi-family property is within the City of Sacramento with our address lookup tool.

How Do I Comply?

Multi-family properties must select one or more of the following options:

1) Sign-Up for Recycling Service with Waste Hauler - Call your waste hauler today to sign up for recycling service. You may also choose a different Franchised Hauler to collect and haul your recyclables.

2) Alternative Recycling Service - Complete and submit the Alternative Service Verification portion in the Recycling Compliance Form if your property uses one or more of these alternative recycling services:

1. Third-Party Recycler: You may contract with a recycler that collects and recycles all generated recyclable material. All contracts between the multi-family property and each alternative service recycler must be retained on-site for verification during inspection.

2. Self-Haul: You may haul your collected recyclable materials to a local recycling facility. Receipts must be retained on-site for verification during inspection. If you are only self-hauling recycling aluminum cans, all other recyclable materials must also be collected and recycled through a franchised hauler, self-hauled, or through another option listed here.

3. Shared Container: You may share an organic material recycling container with an adjacent property or business. You must upload evidence that all parties agree to sharing the container. A copy of the recycling collection service contract must be retained on-site for verification during inspection. 

3) Physical Space Waiver (not commonly used) - If your property does not have adequate space for a recycling material container, complete the Physical Space Waiver portion on the Recycling Compliance Form. Supporting documents are required as evidence that your property does not have space for a 64-gallon cart, one of the smallest carts available. 64-gallon carts are approximately 25" wide x 32" deep x 42" high.

For more information contact wastecompliance@cityofsacramento.org

COMMERCIAL SERVICES

The City of Sacramento Commercial Waste Compliance team regulates commercial solid waste collection services and recycling requirements mandated by the State of California. The City of Sacramento does not provide commercial waste collection services. Instead, The City of Sacramento has issued franchise agreements to waste haulers who provide commercial waste, recycling, and organics collections in the City of Sacramento.

Franchised Haulers - Please visit our franchised hauler page for a full list of current City of Sacramento commercial franchised haulers and their contact information.

CONTACT US

City of Sacramento Commercial Waste Compliance Email: wastecompliance@cityofsacramento.org.

Phone: (916) 808-4846. Note: Callers must leave a voicemail with their business name, caller name, and phone number. Callers will receive a response within three (3) business days.