Business Requirements

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WasteRight Sacramento helps businesses meet state mandates for diverting recyclables, food scraps, 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. 


2020 Summer Stakeholder Information Meetings
The SWA is hosting 2 information meetings to provide updates on implementations of new ordinances, proposed County Code changes, SWA dissolution, and Senate Bill 1383. 

Meetings will be held on July 23 and August 20 at 9:00 A.M. through Skype. 

To join, follow this link: tinyurl.com/SWASummerMeetings​

Download the flyer for the meeting here.

Click here to download the July 23 SWA Summer Stakeholder Informational Meeting Presentation


New! AB 827 Requirements (link opens new tab)

Mandatory Organics Recycling

Mandatory Recycling

List of Franchised Haulers

Commercial Educational Materials

Forms

Additional Resources

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DOES MY BUSINESS HAVE TO DO IT?

Businesses with four (4) or more cubic yards of weekly garbage AND recycling service are required to arrange for food scrap and green waste recycling services.

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


WHAT ARE ORGANICS?

Organic waste is split into two (2) categories: Food Scraps and Green Waste.

Food scraps includes all 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 scraps bin.

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Green waste includes all plant debris and landscaping waste.

Do not puts plastic bags, water hoses, metal, hazardous waste, glass, or other material that does not grow from the earth 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 scrap 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, register your program by filling out the Service Verification Form and submit it for approval.


I SIGNED UP FOR ORGANICS COLLECTION 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 scraps. Check with your hauler for educational material.

  

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?

All businesses with four (4) or more cubic yards of weekly garbage service 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, register your program by filling out and submitting the Service Verification 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.

       
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 Form (Use this to register your program)

 Waiver Form (Use this to request a waiver)
 

Commercial Educational Material(Coming Soon)


 

Additional Resources

Organics FAQ

Recycling FAQ

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

Customer Recylcing and Organics (AB 827)