Targeting Food Recovery Activities

Special thanks to Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Francisco counties for sharing the resources below for other jurisdictions to use. You may also be interested in customizable materials from CalRecycle.

Alameda County

A good idea is now law poster

Alameda Stop Waste is providing a link to its website that contains workbooks, guides, signs, posters, decals and other useful help set up or improve a workplace’s recycling program to comply with the Mandatory Recycling Ordinance.

  • Compliance Guide for Business: A guide for businesses and institutions explaining how to comply with the Mandatory Recycling Ordinance. Includes tips for success and case study examples.
  • Tips for Working with Janitorial Service Companies: Tips on working with your janitorial service company to create a simple, easy to use recycling program. It also contains sample language for your janitorial contract or next janitorial bid.

Los Angeles County

Mandatory Recycling for Business Poster

Los Angeles County offers various education and outreach resources related to commercial organics recycling.

Planning & Policy


Inspector Tools


The Sacramento Regional Solid Waste Authority has a mandatory commercial organics recycling flyer and a toolbox of local options.

San Francisco


Zero Waste Toolkit for Successful Participation: SF Environment has provided a link to its tools for implementing business recycling and composting programs, including flyers signage, training resources, and case studies.

Customizable Materials from CalRecycle