Expanded Food Scrap Service Now Available for all Commercial Businesses
Richmond businesses are now eligible to participate in the City’s curbside compost program at no cost. This service will allow businesses to decrease the amount of solid waste sent to the landfill and save money on trash bills. Businesses can call Republic Services at 510-262-7100 to schedule a walk-through and start green cart service.
Items accepted include food scraps, food-soiled paper, and plant and yard debris. For more information on acceptable materials view the posters below or contact Republic Services. Upon request, Republic Services recycling coordinators can provide training, indoor collection bins and service recommendations to businesses.
Richmond businesses receive carts or bins of varying size free of charge to meet recycling and compost needs. All recyclable items may be put in the blue recycling cart or bin together. This is a great tool for businesses to reduce their trash bills each month!
Questions about Recycling & Compost Services
To start service or to for questions about your collection schedule or acceptable materials, please contact
State Mandated Commercial Recycling Laws California State Law AB 341
AB 341 requires a business, public entity, or non-profit that generates four cubic yards or more of waste each week, or is a multi-family dwelling with five or more units, must recycle. For more information contact Republic Services at 510-262-7100.
California State Law AB 1826
AB 1826 requires businesses that generate a certain amount of organic waste to arrange for organic waste recycling. For more information on the new state law, contact Republic Services at 510-262-7100.