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Mandatory Organics Recycling

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Published on February 22, 2017. Last modified on October 26, 2017

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Organics/Food Scraps

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Did you know that starting April 1, 2016 business that generate 8 cubic yards of organic waste needed to sign up for organic waste recycling service?

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Did you know starting January 1, 2017 the total amount generated reduced to 4 cubic yards?

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Did you know starting January 1, 2019 businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week must arrange for organic waste recycling services?

Contact your garbage company today for more information:

Waste Management (Unincorporated Monterey County & King City) 1(800)321-8226

Republic Services of Salinas (City of Salinas) (831)775-3840

Monterey Disposal Services (City of Monterey) (831) 372-7977

Tri-Cities (Soledad, Gonzales, & Greenfield) 1(888)678-6798

Green Waste Recovery -  Green Waste Recovery Website (Cities of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Sand City and Seaside. See their website for contact information by city.

For more information regarding the new rules Click here

What is considered organic:

 Organic waste, or green waste, is organic material such as food, garden and lawn clippings. It can also include animal and plant based material and degradable carbon such as paper, cardboard and timber. Some examples are: Coffee grounds,soiled paper and napkins, Teabags,Meat/ Bones, Egg Shells, and Cut Flowers.

Disposal of Inedible Meat & Bone

Any parts or products of animals disposed of by inspected establishments, retail stores, custom slaughterers and custom processors and which are not intended for use as human food shall be disposed of through licensed renderers, licensed pet food processors, licensed collection centers or other method approved by the Director.

Note: Authority cited: Sections 407, 19380, 19383 and 19384, Food and Agricultural Code. Reference: Sections 19200-19444, Food and Agricultural Code.

View More at Animal Health & Food Safety Services Division

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