Starting January 2022, all California residents will be required to compost organic waste properly. The law aims to reduce harmful methane emissions from landfills that contribute to climate change and global warming.
How do I comply?
Subscribe to composting service with Marin Sanitary Service! Representatives are available at (415) 456-2601, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Eligible food service businesses may want to participate in the Food to Energy Program instead. The program takes food waste from participating local restaurants and grocery stores and converts the material into a bio-gas through anaerobic digestion. For more information about the program, check out the Marin Sanitary Service website.
Can I be exempt?
Check the chart below to see if you qualify for an exemption. If you think you may qualify, please fill out this waiver form and submit it to Marin Sanitary Service. If you have questions or need help filling out the form, please contact an MSS Recycling Coordinator at (415) 456-2601.
Note: multifamily properties are not eligible for these waivers.
|Amount of waste your business generates (garbage and recycling combined) is:
|Threshold to qualify for a Minimal Generation Waiver:
|Less than 2 cubic yards of total weekly refuse service
|And generate no more than 10 gallons of compostable/organic waste or recyclables per week
|2 or more cubic yards of total weekly refuse service
|And generate no more than 20 gallons of compostable/organic waste or recyclables per week