Commercial Organic Recycling

The City of Yorba Linda, along with every city in the state of California, is required by State law to implement enforcement compliance with both recycling and organic waste recycling programs. California Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383), requires reductions of organic waste in landfills as part of a greater plan to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants. SB 1383 establishes targets to achieve a 50% reduction in statewide disposal of organic waste from the 2014 level by 2020 and a 75% reduction by 2025.


If you haven’t already done so beginning this July 1, 2022, all businesses and multi-family dwellings in the City of Yorba Linda will be required to subscribe to both recycling and organics waste recycling collection services through the City’s waste hauler, Republic Services by September 30, 2022, or provide evidence of having a third-party recycling program. Commercial Businesses, Food Generating Businesses and Multi-family Complexes (5+units) please view the Legislative Issues Affecting Waste and Recycling for additional information regarding your requirements of SB 1383. For additional resources view CalRecylcle and OC Waste Recycling websites.

What is Considered Organic Waste?

Organic waste includes food wastes such as vegetables, fruits, cooked meats scraps, dairy, bread, pasta, rice, grains, eggshells, coffee grounds, tea bags, plate scraps, food-soiled paper (i.e., used pizza boxes) and yard waste such as tree trimmings, grass clippings and leaves, and nonhazardous wood waste. Your efforts to separate organics, food scraps, and yard is intended to divert these materials from the landfill, and instead be transported to a composting or anaerobic digestion facility providing for renewable energies or products. Thus, helping to eliminate harmful air emissions from our environment.

How to Comply

Please contact Kate Schlentz with Republic Services at 714-238-3342 or by email to subscribe to this mandatory organics collection service. Businesses can also comply by providing evidence of having a third-party organics recycling program that diverts organics from landfilling, or by self-hauling the materials to an appropriate facility.

Not sure what you need?

Republic Services is here to help! Email Kate Schlentz to schedule a free waste assessment to help determine which level of organics service will be the most cost-effective and appropriate for your business or multi-family property.

Act Now

Failure to contact Republic Services and subscribe to this organic recycling program by September 30, 2022, will result in automatic enrollment with a corresponding level of service fees.