Recycling and Organics Requirements
Assembly Bill 341 made recycling mandatory for all businesses that generate four or more cubic yards of waste per week. All Palm Springs’ businesses and multifamily dwellings that generate this amount of waste per week and do not already have a recycling service should contact Palm Springs Disposal Services as soon as possible to subscribe to a recycling service. If you are unsure if you meet this waste threshold, Palm Springs Disposal Services can assist you in clarifying the amount of waste generated on-site to determine if you need to subscribe.
Assembly Bill 1826 requires businesses that generate organic waste materials to separate the material for composting. Organic waste includes food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, clean wood waste and food-soiled paper. The requirements to divert organic material depend upon the amount of material a business generates per week (4 cubic yards or more per week as of January 1, 2019, and 2 cubic yards or more per week as of January 2020). If you meet the threshold, please contact Palm Springs Disposal Services if you don’t already have a collection service.
Please follow up directly with Palm Springs Disposal Services at 760-327-1351 or visit www.palmspringsdisposal.com for additional information, to verify your organics recycling program, or to subscribe to any of these recycling services.
- Frequently Asked Questions regarding CalRecycle’s Mandatory Commercial Recycling regulation.
- Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling. Requirement that California local jurisdictions implement an organic waste recycling program to divert organic waste generated by businesses, including multifamily residential dwellings that consist of five or more units (Note that multifamily dwellings are not required to have a food waste diversion program).
- Other Resources for Business and Industry. CalRecycle interacts with California's business community on several fronts, with programs and services geared toward a variety of business groups. This page is continuously updated with resources to help businesses in California to make waste management and purchasing choices that minimize waste, maximize the purchase of recycled content products, increase the use of recycled content materials in manufacturing, and reduce environmental impacts of doing business.
- Small Business Toolkit. A "one-stop-shop" of guidance and resources to help small businesses reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money. This is just one of the many tools provided at www.coolcalifornia.org to provide all Californians with the tools they need to voluntarily reduce global warming pollution.
- The California Green Business Program is a network of local governments working with the Department of Toxic Substances Control to help companies make the switch to green business practices. Businesses earn a seal of certification from their local city or county by meeting rigorous criteria established by the California Green Business Program.
- Examples of successful waste reduction techniques from CalRecycle's former Waste Reduction Award Program (WRAP), which California businesses may adopt as their own.