Resources & Help
Need help setting up or improving your workplace’s recycling program to comply SB 1383 and the Organics Reduction and Recycling Ordinance? Check out these free videos, workbooks, guides, signs and other useful materials.
Information about the requirements can be found at www.StopWaste.org/Rules. You can also contact the Ordinance Helpline at (510) 891-6575 (leave message for call back), ask a question with our online form, or email email@example.com for more information.
For translated ordinance information and resources in Spanish (Español), Chinese (中文), Korean (한국인), and Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt) visit www.StopWaste.org/rules-languages.
Webinars for Businesses:
- How to Sort Right & Comply with the Law
Watch the recordings: English - March 10, 2022 | Chinese - June 16, 2022
- How to Donate Surplus Food & Comply with the Law
Watch the recording, and read participant Q&As.
Free hands-on help at your site
Our knowledgeable field team is available to come to your site to help you select and place containers, provide signage, and train employees to sort properly. These representatives are separate from enforcement staff.
Ordering Collection Service
Need to order recycling and/or organics service, or make adjustments to current services?
- View list of service providers by City:
Businesses | Multifamily Properties
- The law requires that all accounts subscribe to compost and recycling collection service, unless they have an approved waiver or an approved alternative service. Learn more about waivers.
Food recovery resources
Food generating businesses need to recover edible food and donate it to feed people. For resources and information on setting up a food recovery program, visit our food recovery and donation page.
Free stickers for indoor bins
Free stickers are available to label indoor bins. Order two stickers for each bin so you can label two sides, in case bins get turned around.
Pre-made wall signs
Signs posted at eye level above each bin help staff and customers place materials in the correct containers.
Customized wall signs
The more closely your signs reflect the materials actually generated at your site, the easier it will be for staff and customers to sort correctly.
Quick guide to setting-up indoor bins
Use this step-by-step guide and worksheet to help determine the indoor recycling, organics, and garbage containers and signs needed to set your site up for success.
Free indoor green bins
Your site may qualify for free indoor green bins for the collection of organics. A variety of containers and lids are available from our partner vendors—up to $500 per approved site including tax and delivery.
Ordering indoor bins
Many janitorial supply companies offer indoor bins. Check with your supplier for equipment that matches your needs. You can also order a wide range of containers and lids from our partner vendors for the free green bin program (above):
- Cogent Solutions and Supplies (formerly Starline Supply Company)
www.CogentSupplies.com – (800) 237-3103
- Cole Supply
www.ColeSupply.com – (800) 762-2653
These videos provide an overview of steps for setting up indoor recycling and organics bins, and how to sort properly to comply with the law.
- How to Set Up Indoor Bins at Work (4:10 min) (Spanish, Cantonese)
- Recycling and Composting at Work (5:03 min) (Spanish, Cantonese)
Customized instructions for staff
Help your employees and custodians use the right bags and transfer materials correctly from indoor to outdoor bins with customized instructions, for use as a poster or handout.
Sample lease language for property rentals (commercial and residential)
Landlords and managers/owners of commercial, multifamily, and single-family residential properties can include this sample template language in their leases to get written commitment from tenants to comply with the sorting requirements of SB 1383 / the Organics Reduction & Recycling Ordinance.
Staff and resident memo templates & residential flyers
Support your efforts to educate staff, custodians, and multifamily residents about the new program with templates and flyers that can be emailed, distributed in hard copy, or posted in a high traffic area. The templates are easy to modify.
- Download a template memo for staff members
- Download a template memo for multifamily residents
- Download a flyer about sorting recyclables & compostables for multifamily residents
Waiver and Certification of Recycling Service applications
The law requires that all accounts subscribe to compost and recycling collection service, unless they have an approved waiver or an approved alternative service.
- Learn more about and/or apply for a waiver
- Learn more about and/or submit a Certification of Recycling Service to provide documentation of self-hauling, back-hauling, shared service, or contracting with a third-party recycling service provider.