Mandatory Organics Recycling
What is Mandatory Organics Recycling (AB 1826)?
AB 1826 is a new organic recycling requirements that will help the state meet its goal to recycle 75 percent of it waste by 2020. Download the AB 1826 brochure here.
What is organic waste?
Organic waste includes food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, non-hazardous wood waste, and food-soiled paper waste that is mixed in with food waste
Who Must Recycle
State law requires the following businesses to arrange for recycling services:
• Any business that generates 2 cubic yards or more of waste per week; and
• Multi-family communities with five or more units. Multi-family communities are only required to recycle landscaping waste.
How to Arrange for Recycling Services
• Businesses that meet the threshold must place source-separated recyclable materials in the bins or containers provided exclusively by Stanislaus County’s waste collection and recycling service providers.
• Businesses may also donate, sell and/or make other arrangements for pick up and recycling of the materials. This includes self-hauling the materials to recycling facilities.
Locations that will accept organic waste:
• Recology Blossom Valley Organics: 6133 Hammett Court, Modesto, CA (209) 545-7718
• City of Modesto Co-Compost: 7001 Jennings Road, Modesto, CA (209) 538-2557
• Recology Blossom Valley Organics: 3909 Gaffery Road, Vernalis, CA (209) 833-3392
Opportunities to Save Resources and Help the Environment
Recycling conserves resources and reduces greenhouse gas
emissions. It extends the life of our landfills and helps create a
healthy environment for our community and future generations.
Be Sure to Educate your Employees
Employees are key to a successful business recycling program.
Please make sure your employees know which materials can be
recycled and where to place the recyclable materials for
temporary storage and ultimate collection.
What Not to Place in Recycling Bins
• No plastic bags.
Where to Go for More Information
• Information about California’s business recycling requirements is available from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) at
• You may also contact Stanislaus County, Department of Environmental Resources at
(209) 525-6700 for more information.