Mandatory Recycling and Organics Law for our Businesses

Starting January 2022, all California businesses will be required to compost organic waste properly. The law aims to reduce harmful methane emissions from landfills that contribute to climate change and global warming.

Please visit Cal Recycle's website for more information on the new law.

How do I comply?

NOTE: if you received a Courtesy Notice of Violation from the City of San Rafael don't panic! You have two easy ways to comply. Please contact Marin Sanitary Service and they'll help you through the process to get an exemption or signed up for minimum service. Representatives are available at (415) 456-2601, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Choose Commercial Multifamily Services.

The easiest way is to subscribe to composting service with Marin Sanitary Service!

If you are enrolling in MSS's organics service for the first time, your business is eligible to receive up to $600 in free indoor compost bins. Please visit our Free Indoor Composting Bin Program page for more information, the application will remain open till May 1st, or until supplies last.

Eligible food service businesses may want to participate in the Food to Energy Program instead. The program takes food waste from participating local restaurants and grocery stores and converts the material into a bio-gas through anaerobic digestion. For more information about the program, check out the Marin Sanitary Service website.

Here is the City of San Rafael's page on what you need to comply with and the page on SB 1383.