Organics, Composting for Business

Requirements for Composting & Food Donation

  • Effective January 1, 2022, all businesses will be required to subscribe to compost service.
  • Large food businesses will need to donate edible food by forming partnerships with food recovery organizations.
Food recovery warehouse with people and food donations

Get Started, Get Help

Rules and Exemptions

Questions, staff training and free resources:
Email Us
Call us (510) 494-4570

Grant opportunities and free indoor food scrap bins:
StopWaste (Alameda County Waste Management Authority)
(510) 891-6500

Start service or for service related questions:
Republic Services
Call (510) 657-3500


  • California has instituted Senate Bill 1383 to keep food waste out of landfills. The bill pertains to residential and commercial waste. 
  • Organic waste in landfills causes methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.
  • California has set new state targets to reduce compostable waste in landfills by 75% by 2025, and to rescue 20% of edible food waste.