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§ 18984.9. Organic Waste Generator Requirements.

14 CA ADC § 18984.9Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 7. Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Chapter 12. Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
Article 3. Organic Waste Collection Services
14 CCR § 18984.9
§ 18984.9. Organic Waste Generator Requirements.
(a) Organic waste generators shall comply with applicable local requirements adopted pursuant to this article for the collection and recovery of organic waste, by either:
(1) Subscribing to and complying with the requirements of the organic waste collection service provided by their jurisdiction; or
(2) Self-hauling organic waste in a manner that complies with the requirements of Article 7 of this chapter.
(b) Generators that are commercial businesses, except for multifamily residential dwellings, shall also:
(1) Provide containers for the collection of organic waste and non-organic recyclables in all areas where disposal containers are provided for customers, except for restrooms. The containers provided by the business shall have either:
(A) A body or lid that conforms with the container colors provided through the organic waste collection service provided by their jurisdiction; or
(B) Container labels that comply with the requirements of Section 18984.8.
(2) Prohibit their employees from placing organic waste in a container not designated to receive organic waste as set forth in Sections 18984.1(a)(5) and 18984.2(c).
(3) Periodically inspect organic waste containers for contamination and inform employees if containers are contaminated and of the requirement to only use those containers for organic waste.
(c) Nothing in this section prohibits a generator from preventing or reducing waste generation, managing organic waste on site, or using a community composting site.
(d) A commercial business is not required to replace functional containers, including containers purchased prior to January 1, 2022, that do not comply with the requirements of this article prior to the end of the useful life of those containers, or prior to January 1, 2036, whichever comes first.
(e) If a business does not generate any of the materials that would be collected in one type of container, then the business does not have to provide that particular container in all areas where disposal containers are provided for customers.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 40502, 43020, 43021 and 42652.5, Public Resources Code. Reference: Section 42652.5, Public Resources Code; and Section 39730.6, Health and Safety Code.
1. New section filed 11-3-2020; operative 1-1-2022 pursuant to Public Resources Code section 42652.2(a)(6) (Register 2020, No. 45).
This database is current through 5/26/23 Register 2023, No. 21.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 18984.9, 14 CA ADC § 18984.9
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