Palm Springs Commercial Organic Recycling
Palm Springs Waste Audit

January 1, 2017 – generators of 4 or more cubic yards of organic waste per week

January 1, 2019 – generators of 4 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week

January 1, 2020 – generators of 2 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week

Food waste recycling supports the State’s goal to reduce, recycle or compost 75% of California solid waste by 2020.

CalRecycle has developed a number of tools to assist businesses in assessing their current practices and how to comply with this law.

For more CalRecycle information go to:

Recyclable Items

Food Items
• Food Waste
• Meat
• Poultry
• Cheeses
• Bones
• Fruits & Vegetables
• Dairy Products
• Fruits & Vegetables
• Breads & Grains
• Coffee Grounds & Filters
• Tea Bags
• Oils
• Food Soiled Paper Waste

Landscape Items
• Green Waste
• Landscape Waste
• Pruning Waste
• Tree Branches & Trunks
• Untreated Wood


• Glass
• Metal
• Plastic
• Styrofoam

All businesses and organizations
generating 4 cubic yards of organic waste per week must recycle their organic waste.

• Schools, Hospitals
• Hotels, Stores
• Restaurants

• For profit organizations
• Nonprofit organizations
• Residential dwellings with 5+ units

Organics and Food Recycling

Businesses are now required to recycle their food waste and green waste. California’s Assembly Bill 1826, requires mandatory organics recycling by April 1, 2016. The law includes schools, hotels, hospitals, stores, restaurants, for profit or nonprofit organizations, as well as residential dwellings with 5+ units. These new requirements will be phased in over several years and will help California to achieve its statewide recycling goal of 75% by 2020.

PSDS offers organics and food waste containers in 32 gallon carts, 65 gallon carts, and 2 yd bins. We would be pleased to consult with you to determine the correct container size and frequency of service to meet the needs or your restaurant or business.

Why is This Necessary?

Landfill gas created by decomposing organic wastes is a significant source of greenhouse gas. This law helps California achieve its aggressive recycling and greenhouse gas emission goals and address climate change. Despite the states robust and traditional recycling infrastructure, organic materials make up 30% of the remaining waste stream. Redirecting these resources to composting and digesting operations will save landfill space, generate energy, reduce emissions and restore soils.

Contact us to begin your organic and food recycling services.