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Commercial businesses must sort Recyclables and Organic material out of the garbage.

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PLEASE NOTE NEW 2020 REQUIREMENTS FOR AB 1826 for businesses that have contracted landscaping services:

Commencing in 2020, per Assembly Bill (AB) 1594 (Williams, Chapter 719, Statutes of 2014), if the landscaper takes the green waste/yard trimmings to a landfill for use as ADC or any other facility that would then take the material to a landfill, the multifamily dwelling will not be recycling the green waste/yard trimmings as required (not compliant with AB1826).

AB 1826 also requires covered businesses that contract for green waste/yard trimmings services to stipulate in the landscaping contract that the landscaper will recycle the green waste/yard trimmings it collects from the business/multifamily complex. The contract is required to stipulate that the green waste/yard trimmings will be recycled, so the landscaper would be breaching the contract if it takes the green waste/yard trimmings to instead be used as ADC in the year 2020 onward. If the landscaper is taking the materials to a transfer station which then takes the green waste/yard trimmings to landfill for ADC, the landscaper would need to take the materials to a different facility that recycles the green waste/yard trimmings in the year 2020 onward.

FYI: Milpitas Sanitation’s Yard Trimmings collection program takes its material to a facility that composts the clean green materials.

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Click here for a landscaper AB 1826 compliance form.


Milpitas Sanitation’s Recycling Coordinator will visit to survey your waste and recycling needs, answer any questions, and provide outreach materials that clearly show what should go in each collection container. If you have more than just bottles, cans, paper products, yard trimmings & food scraps to recycle, please let us know.

Milpitas Sanitation offers wheeled carts, bins (1 to 8 cubic yards) and debris boxes (10 to 40 cubic yards). We may also be able to assist you with the procurement of a compactor or other necessary equipment.

Contact us for assistance with enclosure planning for new construction or remodeling.

Click here for Milpitas Sanitation’s current Commercial garbage and recycling rates.

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