Business Requirements

PUBLIC MEETING: ​The SWA is anticipating revising its code to enhance enforcement of the three-bin collection service (trash,​ recycling, organics) for all ​businesses​, which will take effect in January 2020. An informational meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, August 13 from 1:00PM-2:30PM at the County Board Chambers at 700 H StreetClick he​re to register. Download the flyer here




 

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WasteRight Sacramento helps businesses meet state mandates for diverting recyclables, food waste, and green waste from landfill disposal and reduce greenhouse gasses. SWA requires all businesses in Sacramento to separate their waste into recyclables, organics, and landfill trash. 


Mandatory Organics Recycling

Mandatory Recycling

List of Franchised Haulers

Service Verification & Exemption Form

Commercial Educational Materials

Additional Resources

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DOES MY BUSINESS HAVE TO DO IT?

As of January 1, 2019, businesses that generate four (4) cubic yards of solid waste AND recycling per week are required to arrange for food waste and green waste recycling services.

Check your garbage bill to see what size containers are on site.


WHAT IS ORGANICS?

Organics is split into two (2) categories. Food Waste and Green Waste.

Food waste includes all food scraps, peels, nuts, seeds, meat, bones, and shells. It doesn't matter if the food is rotting or if it's the part of the food we don't eat, that food will still go in the food waste bin.

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Plastic wrappers, napkins, cardboard or paper that food comes in or is stained by food is not food waste and should not be put in your food waste container.

 

Green waste includes all plant debris and landscaping waste. Plastic bags, water hoses, metal, hazardous waste, glass, or other material that does not grow from the earth should not be put in your green waste container.

 

HOW DO I COMPLY?

Separate your organics from your trash and either:

1. Enter into a service agreement with a franchised hauler to collect your food waste and/or green waste material. To get started, call your hauler to add the service or

2. If you're donating uneaten food or hauling your green waste through a landscaper or yourself, fill out the Service Verification and Exemption Form and submit it for approval.


I SIGNED UP FOR ORGANICS SERVICE, NOW WHAT?

Once your collection program is set up, you must:

1. Use your organics bin! Scroll up to see what material is accepted in your container. Check with your hauler for more detailed information on what is accepted.

2. Notify your employees of the new program. Let them know what is accepted and how to properly separate their food waste. Check with your hauler for educational material.

 

EXEMPTIONS

Exemptions are granted on a case-by-case basis. Download the Service Verification and Exemption Form for further information.


 

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

Still have questions? Find the answer in our FAQs page. For further information, contact us at SWAInfo@SacCounty.net.

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DOES MY BUSINESS HAVE TO DO IT?

As of January 1, 2019, all businesses that generate four (4) cubic yards of trash per week are required to arrange for recycling services.

Check your garbage bill to see what size containers are on site.


WHAT IS RECYCLABLE?

Haulers differ in what recyclables are accepted but generally include these items:

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Please Note: Make sure your recyclables are empty, clean, and dry before placing them in the recycling bin.

Check with your hauler for more detailed information on what is recyclable.

Items like flimsy plastics (plastic bags, bubble wrap, food wrappers), napkins, polystyrene (StyrofoamTM) and food soiled paper will go in the trash. 


HOW DO I COMPLY?

Separate your recyclables from your trash and either:

1. Enter into a service agreement with a franchised hauler to collect your recyclables. To get started, call your hauler to add the service or

2. If you're hauling your own recyclables, fill out and submit the Service Verification and Exemption Form.


I SIGNED UP FOR RECYCLING SERVICE, NOW WHAT?

Once your collection program is set up, you must:

1. Use your recycling bin! Scroll up to see what material is accepted in your container. You can check with your hauler for more detailed information on what is accepted.

2. Notify your employees of the new program. Let them know what is accepted and how to properly separate their recyclables. Check with your hauler for educational material.


EXEMPTIONS

Exemptions are granted on a case-by-case basis. Download the Service Verification and Exemption Form for further information.


WE'RE HERE TO HELP

Still have questions? Find the answer in our FAQs page. For  further information, contact us at SWAInfo@SacCounty.net.

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Franchised Haulers

The following haulers offer both recycling and organics recycling services:

 

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Atlas Disposal

916-455-2800

 

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Cal-Waste Recovery Systems

916-441-1985

 

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Republic Services

916-631-0600

 

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Waste Management

916-387-1400

 


 

A full list of franchised haulers can be found here.


Forms

Service Verification and Exemption Form


 

Commercial Educational Material(Coming Soon)


 

Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Think Before You Scrape
CalRecycle Mandatory Organics Recycling
CalRecycle Mandatory Commercial Recycling