Multifamily Properties

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Organics and Recycling Compliance​

All multifamily properties – apartments, condos, duplex, tri-plex, quadplex, and mobile home parks -- must meet state mandates to divert recyclables and organic material (food scraps, food-soiled paper and green waste) from landfill disposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Multifamily properties in the Sacramento region must separate their waste into recyclables, organics, and trash. 

Starting January 1, 2022, all multifamily properties (regardless of number of units) are ​required to recycle their organic material, and subscribe to recycling services, if not subscribed already, per State law Senate Bill 1383. 

​Organ​​ics​

​​Contact a Franchised Hauler to learn more about subscribing to Organics​ collection services.​

Acceptable Organic Materials: Food scraps, food-soiled paper, and green waste. These items may be collected in separate containers​.​ ​Check with your franchised hauler. ​

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Green Waste, Landscaping Trimmings, and Clean wood 

​​How to Comply: Multifamily properties must select one or more of the following options:

  1. Sign-Up for Organic Service with Waste Hauler: Enter into a service agreement with a commercial solid waste Franchised Hauler to collect organics. 
  2. Alternative Organic Service: Complete and submit the Alternative Service Verification portion in the Organic Material Recycling Compliance Form if your multifamily property utilizes one or more alternative organic material recycling services:
    • Landscaper: The multifamily property contracts with a landscaper, who collects and recycles your green waste/landscape trimmings off-site to a facility that recycles the green waste. Contracting with a landscaper to divert your green waste material does not meet the full compliance requirements of the organic material recycling law. Multifamily properties also need to subscribe to food waste and food-soiled paper collection services from a Franchised​ Hauler.​​
    • Third-Party Recycler: The multifamily property contracts with an organic recycler, who is not Atlas Disposal, Cal-Waste Recovery Systems, Republic Services, or Waste Management, who collects and recycles your organic material. Retain on-site all contracts between your multifamily property and each alternative service organic recycling hauler for verification during future inspection.
    • ​Self-Haul: The multifamily property hauls its organic material to a local organic recycling facility. Receipts must be retained on-site for verification during future inspection.
    • Shared Container: The multifamily property places its organic material into another business or multifamily organic material recycling container to be recycled. Evidence that all parties agree to sharing the container and a copy of the organic recycling collection service contract must be retained on-site for verification during future inspection.
  3. ​Physical Space Waiver (not commonly used): If the multifamily property does not have​ adequate space for an organic material container, complete the Physical Space Waiver portion on the Organic ​Material Recycling Compliance Form.  A Physical Space Waiver should not be submitted if there is space for a container/cart outside the trash enclosure. 
    ​Note: Supporting documents are required as evidence that the multifamily property does not have space for a 64-gallon cart, one of the smallest carts available. 64-gallon carts are approximately 25 inches wide x 32 inches deep x 42 inches high.​

Webinar- Multifamily Organic Recycling 2022

The County of Sacramento and the City of Sacramento hosted a webinar covering topics including the new organics recycling law, compliance options, and property management responsibilities.

Webinar PowerPoint

Webinar Presentation Recording​ (passcode: 0KP2y9P^)

For more information visit the FAQs or contact commercialwaste@saccounty.net

​Recycling 

Contact a Franchised Hauler to learn more about subscribing to Recycling collection services. ​

Acceptable Recycling Materials:  Paper, cardboard, hard plastics numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, aluminum/metal containers, and all colors of glass bottles and jars. Check with your hauler to learn more about acceptable/unacceptable items and how acceptable items must be prepared.


Paper Flattened Cardboard
Empty Dry Glass Bottles Jars

Empty Dry Metal Cans
Empty Dry Hard Plastic Bottles Containers
​Newspaper/Cardboard
​​Glass Bottles/​Jars
​Metal Cans/Containers
​Hard Plastic Containers


How to Comply: Multifamily properties must select one or more of the following options:

  1. Sign-Up for Recycling Service with Waste Hauler: Enter into a recycling collection service agreement with a Franchised Hauler​ to collect and haul your recyclables.
  2. Alternative Recycling Service: Complete and submit the Alternative Service Verification section in the Recycling Compliance Form if your multifamily property utilizes one or more alternative recycling services:
    • ​Third-Party Recycler: The multifamily property contracts with a recycler, who is not a franchised hauler, who collects and recycles all recyclable material. All contracts between the multifamily property and each alternative service recycler must be retained on-site for verification during future inspection.
    • Self-Haul: The multifamily property hauls its recyclable materials to a local recycling facility. Receipts must be retained on-site for verification during future inspection. Note: If only recycling aluminum cans or cardboard, for example, all other recyclable materials must also be collected and recycled through self-haul or another option listed here.​
    • Shared Container - The multifamily property places its recyclable material into another adjacent business or multifamily recycling container to be recycled. Evidence that all parties agree to sharing the container and a copy of the recycling collection service contract must be retained on-site for verification during future inspection.
  3. Physical Space Waiver (not commonly used): If the multifamily property does not have adequate space for a recycling container, complete the Physical Space Waiver portion on the Recycling Compliance Form. ​A Physical Space Waiver should not be submitted if there is space for a container​/cart outside the trash enclosure. 
    Note: Supporting documents are required as evidence that the multifamily property does not have space for a 64-gallon cart, one of the smallest carts available. 64-gallon carts are approximately 25 inches wide x 32 inches deep x 42 inches​ high. 

For more information visit the FAQs or contact commercialwaste@saccounty.net


Contact Us

Email: commercialwaste@saccounty.net or call (916) 874-4200. Please provide your property's service address, account name, and phone number.


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