State Regulations & Oversight

AB 341 - Mandatory Commercial Recycling (2012)

  • A business that generates four cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week or is a multifamily residential dwelling of five units or more shall arrange for recycling services.
  • Read AB 341

AB 1826 - Mandatory Organics Recycling (2014)

  • The mandatory organics recycling law requires a business that meets the waste generation threshold to engage in organic recycling activities.
  • January 1, 2017: Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards of organic waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.
  • January 1, 2019: Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.
  • Summer/Fall 2021: CalRecycle may expand to cover businesses that generate 2 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week.
  • Read AB 1826

SB 1383 – Short-lived Climate Pollutants: Methane Emissions: Dairy and Livestock: Organic Waste: Landfills. (2016)

  • Establishes targets to achieve a 50 percent reduction in the level of the statewide disposal of organic waste from the 2014 level by 2020 and a 75 percent reduction by 2025. The law establishes an additional target that not less than 20 percent of currently disposed edible food is recovered for human consumption by 2025. CalRecycle has held several stakeholder meetings and is beginning to develop draft regulations. The regulations may require local jurisdictions to impose penalties for noncompliance on generators within their jurisdiction beginning January 1, 2024.
  • Read SB 1383
  • Mandatory Commercial and Multifamily Organics Recycling (recycLA)
  • SB 1383 Info Sheet for Tier1/Tier2 Businesses
  • SB 1383 Notification ( English / Spanish )


LA Sanitation requires each RSP to:
  • Hiring 4 customer assessment agents per 1,000 accounts
  • Provide highest quality customer service
  • Operate clean fuel, low emission vehicles
  • Educate the public to enhance recycling opportunities
  • Commit to transparent and consistent rates citywide
  • Comply with the City’s reporting requirements
  • Customize waste bins and routes
  • Assess waste stream regularly
  • Meet with local chambers of commerce and neighborhood groups to highlight their new state-of-the-art systems and recycling goals
LA Sanitation holds each recycLA service provider accountable not only for sustainability goals, but for operational requirements and customer service. Our 24-hour Customer Care Center tracks and handles all customer service concerns, working as a liaison between customers and the recycLA service providers to ensure prompt and fair resolution.