On January 1, 2022, to comply with Senate Bill 1383, all commercial businesses and multi-family properties (apartments/condominiums) are required to subscribe to compost collection services, unless they have an approved waiver or an alternative service such as back-haul, self-haul, shared service, or third-party service provider.
Businesses and multi-family complexes (five units or more) with an approved waiver will not be required to subscribe to compost recycling service for a 5-year period. There are two types of waivers:
1. Minimal generation waivers (De minimis) – for businesses and multi-family properties that generate a minimal amount of compostable/organic waste (food scraps, food-soiled paper, and plant debris):
|Overall Amount of Trash & Recycling Combined
|Threshold to Quality for a Minimal Generation Waiver
|Less than 2 cubic yards per week
|Of the 2 cubic yards or less of waste, no more than 10 gallons of compostable/organic waste is generated per week.
|2 or more cubic yards per week
|Of the 2 cubic yards or more of waste, no more than 20 gallons of compostable/organic waste is generated per week.
2. Physical space waivers – when there are physical space constraints that prohibit the addition of compost and recycling containers. Both businesses and multifamily properties are eligible to apply.
Complete the form below if you believe your site may qualify for a waiver of the requirement to subscribe to compost collection service.