The California Legislature passed, and Governor Brown signed, Assembly Bill 1826 (AB 1826) in 2014. This law requires all businesses and commercial centers that generate a certain amount of organic waste to develop a program to recycle that organic waste rather than sending it to a landfill. Organic waste includes food waste, vegetable trimmings, plate scrapings, spoiled food, and excess food inventory. State regulations require that:
Businesses that generate two cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week shall arrange for ongoing organic waste recycling services by January 1, 2022.