Multifamily Requirements

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


Mandatory Organics Recycling

Mandatory Recycling

List of Franchised Haulers

Multifamily Educational Materials

Waiver and Service Verification Forms

Additional Resources


 

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DOES MY MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY HAVE TO DO IT?

Multofamily properties with four (4) or more cubic yards of weekly garbage AND recycling service are required to arrange for plant debris recycling services.

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


WHAT IS ORGANICS?

For multifamily properties, organics includes plant debris only.

Plant Debris includes plants, grass, and tree limbs. Plastic bags, water hoses, metal, hazardous waste, glass, or other material that does not grow from the earth should not be put in your organics 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 scraps and/or plant debris. To get started, call your hauler to add the service or

2. If you're hauling your plant debris through a landscaper or yourself, fill out the Service Verification 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.
 

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 MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY HAVE TO DO IT?

All multifamily properties with five (5) or more units are required to arrange for recycling services.

WHAT IS RECYCLABLE?

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

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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) and  polystyrene (StyrofoamTM,) 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 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 tenants of the new program. Let them know what is accepted and how to properly separate their recyclables. SWA has a brochure you can share with your tenants. Your hauler may also have educational material for you to use. 

 

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

State laws AB 341, AB 1826, and SWA Code requires businesses and multifamily properties to have recycling and organics programs in place. Use the Service Verification form to register your recycling and/or organics recycling program. DO NOT COMPLETE THIS FORM, IF YOUR HAULER IS THE SAME FOR TRASH, RECYCLING AND ORGANICS. Please complete all required fields. Incomplete forms will not be processed.

 Service Verification Form (Use this to register your program only if your recycling and/or organics hauler is different than your trash hauler)

 Waiver Form (Use this to request a waiver)​​​


 


Multifamily Educational Material

Information for Multifamily Property Owners and Managers

Tenant Brochure


Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Think Before You Scrape

CalRecycle Mandatory Organics Recycling