Why Should I Compost Organics?

State and County laws require businesses to separate organic materials:
Alameda County Mandatory Recycling Ordinance 2012-01 

Businesses and institutions that generate significant quantities of organic waste must have "sufficient" organics collection service. Sufficient service means enough capacity in the green bin to hold the amount of food scraps and food-soiled paper generated.

Restaurants and food service facilities can benefit from subscribing to compost collection, since food scraps make up about 60% of a sit-down restaurant's waste. Adding composting collection for food scraps can save you money and have a big environmental impact. 


The Alameda County Waste Management Authority (ACWMA) inspectors visit commercial sites throughout the county to verify that each site is separating all waste correctly. Citations may be issued by the ACWMA if a site is in violation. 
California Assembly Bill 1826

Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of organic waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.
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