Commercial Organics Recycling

Beginning January , 2022, all businesses and multi-family dwellings must implement an organics recycling program. Business owners should contact their local waste hauler for additional information on how to obtain organics service to maintain compliance. 

What is organic waste?

Organic material comes from anything living – plants and animals. Organic waste includes grass clippings, leaves, twigs, shrubbery, weeds, and garden trimmings. In general, foods that may now go into the organic waste bin include meat, fish, dairy, fruit, vegetables, breads, pastas, grains and plate scrapings. Your waste hauler will provide very specific instructions. If in doubt, consult your local hauler as instructions may differ from hauler to hauler and by city.

    OC Unincorporated Waste Haulers

    The County of Orange provides waste and recycling hauler services to the below unincorporated areas. For details regarding your services, please contact the service provider below. All other Cities and Special Districts have separate services. Click HERE for a list of haulers.

    Waste Hauler Unincorporated Services Area(s) Guides
    CR&R Rossmoor, Orange Islands, El Modena, Rancho Mission Viejo, Sendero, Ortega Highway


    Republic Services Yorba Linda Islands, Placentia Islands, Buena Park Islands, Fountain Valley Islands, John Wayne Airport


    Waste Management Orange Park Acres, Modjeska Canyon, Silverado Canyon, Lemon Heights, North Tustin, Cowan Heights, Emerald Bay


    City residents and unincorporated residents can find phone numbers for their local waste hauler here