CalRecycle has developed a number of customizable materials to assist state agencies with education and outreach campaigns for California’s Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling (MORe) law, AB 1826 Chesbro (Chapter 727, Statutes of 2014). These include case studies, promotional tools, and a brochure. Several local jurisdictions have also provided examples of their promotional materials for other jurisdictions to use. We encourage agencies and satellite facilities to work with their local recycling coordinators and haulers for arranging programs at locations that may need them.
To learn more about the organic waste thresholds and implementation timeline for state agencies, you can review the letter sent to all state agencies in August 2015. For more information on AB 1826, review selected FAQs that are included on the State Agency Waste Management Annual Report FAQ page. These and other FAQs about AB 1826 are also on the Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling FAQ page. Agencies will begin submitting the Waste Management Annual Report to CalRecycle on their AB 1826 mandated organics diversion programs beginning with the 2016 report due in May 2017.
Determining What is in Your Waste Stream
- Business Group Waste Stream Calculator
This tool can help you analyze the organics in your waste stream, realize profit opportunities in other waste streams, and determine the level of service needed for diversion programs that will most effectively help your state agency meet and maintain its 50 percent goal.
- State Agency Green Employee (SAGE) Group Presentation Using the 2014 Waste Characterization and Employee-Based Generator ID Tool
- Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling presentation for Sustainable Building Working Group (the Sustainable Building Working Group is a group of technical representatives implementing Executive Order B-18-12).
- Tenant Recycling and Compost Training
- US Composting Council, Keep America Beautiful, and Kimberly-Clark Professional Guide to Workplace Composting
- 2016 State Agency Waste Management SARC Report Updates with Organics Recycling Fields
- California State Teacher Retirement System (CalSTRS) Headquarters Initiating a Food Waste Program
- California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Food Waste Diversion Information
- California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) Recycling and AB 1826
- California State University Sacramento (CSUS) Recycling and Organics Programs
Flyers, Posters, and Signs/Stickers
Effective July 1, 2018, state agencies must provide adequate recycling and organics recycling containers to collect waste generated. Containers should be placed adjacent to trash containers and be visible, easily accessible, and clearly marked. [AB 2812 (Gordon, Chapter 530, Statutes of 2016)].
The flyers, posters, and signs/stickers below indicate acceptable materials for each container. Local contact information can be easily added via Adobe Acrobat Pro DC version by “Prepare Form” feature to add “Text” in each piece.
To customize other parts of the flyer below (e.g., to reflect what can be recycled and composted), contact your LAMD representative for more information or call 916-341-6199.
- Flyer: Recycling and Organics Recycling Guide For Businesses
- Brochure: Recycling and Organics Recycling Guide for Business (tri-fold)
- Specific to schools, CalRecycle has developed a flyer: Recycling and Organics Recycling Guide for Schools (to educate the school community about AB 341, AB 1826, and AB827)
- Where to put in Recycling, Composting, and Trash Bins Signage
- 3 container system (Gray/Blue/Green)
- 2 container systems (Gray/Blue)
- 2 container systems (Gray/Green)
- Single container system (Gray)
- Do Not Merge: Separate Your Trash (Recycling vs Landfill) Flyer. Available in 11" x 17" or 8.5" x 11"
- No Merging Sign. This file includes two 11" x 17" signs--one for trash/recyclables, and the other for trash/recyclables/compost.
- Double-Sided "What to Put in Recycling, Composting, and Trash Bins" Flyers. Three double-sided, 8.5" x 11" flyers in one file. Front of each is pictorial and includes English, Spanish, and Chinese. Reverse includes bulleted lists in English only.
- Paper Towels Only Sign/Sticker. 9" x 20" container sign/sticker with message in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
- "What to Put in Recycling, Composting, and Trash Bins" Signs. Three single-sided, 8.5" x 11" container signs in one file. English, Spanish, and Chinese on each sign.
- "What to Put in Recycling, Composting, and Trash Bins" Stickers/Signs. Three single-sided, 9" x 20" container signs/stickers in one file. English, Spanish, and Chinese on each sign.
- CalEPA Food Power Logo. Logo used on CalEPA food waste containers throughout headquarters in Sacramento where collected food waste is sent to an anaerobic digester.
- News Release--Organic Waste Recycling Soon Required in Our Agency
- Template Memo to Employees/Tenants
- Template Memo for Building Tenants on New Recycling and Composting Program
- State Agency and Facility Data Sheet
Examples of State Agency Recycling Contracts
- Waste Hauling, Food Waste and Organics Recycling
Note: These examples are intended to provide general information and point out issues to consider regarding recycling services contracts. They are not intended as a substitute for legal advice, and should be used only in conjunction with the advice of an attorney. See other examples of State Agency Recycling Contracts.
If further assistance is need for implementing recycling programs please see:
- The State Agency Annual Report Archive to find your reported information and agency recycling coordinators.
- CalRecycle Contacts for State Agencies for more information for Agency Headquarters, or for agency facilities throughout the State.
- Local Government Contacts list to find your local jurisdiction recycling coordinator.
- Waste Management Manual and Tools for resources and tools state agencies can use to implement a successful waste management program.