Tools for Education/Outreach and Implementation of AB 1826

CalRecycle has developed a number of customizable materials to assist state agencies with education and outreach campaigns for California’s Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling (MORe) law, AB 1826 Chesbro (Chapter 727, Statutes of 2014). These include case studies, promotional tools, and a brochure. Several local jurisdictions have also provided examples of their promotional materials for other jurisdictions to use. We encourage agencies and satellite facilities to work with their local recycling coordinators and haulers for arranging programs at locations that may need them.

To learn more about the organic waste thresholds and implementation timeline for state agencies, you can review the letter sent to all state agencies in August 2015. For more information on AB 1826, review selected FAQs that are included on the State Agency Waste Management Annual Report FAQ page. These and other FAQs about AB 1826 are also on the Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling FAQ pageAgencies will begin submitting the Waste Management Annual Report to CalRecycle on their AB 1826 mandated organics diversion programs beginning with the 2016 report due in May 2017.

Determining What is in Your Waste Stream


Case Studies

Flyers, Posters, and Signs/Stickers

Effective July 1, 2018, state agencies must provide adequate recycling and organics recycling containers to collect waste generated. Containers should be placed adjacent to trash containers and be visibleeasily accessible, and clearly marked. [AB 2812 (Gordon, Chapter 530, Statutes of 2016)].

The flyers, posters, and signs/stickers below indicate acceptable materials for each container. Local contact information can be easily added via Adobe Acrobat Pro DC version by “Prepare Form” feature to add “Text” in each piece.

To customize other parts of the flyer below (e.g., to reflect what can be recycled and composted), contact your LAMD representative for more information or call 916-341-6199.

Other examples:


Examples of State Agency Recycling Contracts

    • Waste Hauling, Food Waste and Organics Recycling

Note: These examples are intended to provide general information and point out issues to consider regarding recycling services contracts. They are not intended as a substitute for legal advice, and should be used only in conjunction with the advice of an attorney. See other examples of State Agency Recycling Contracts.

Further Assistance

If further assistance is need for implementing recycling programs please see:

For more information contact: Recycling Coordinator,, or Buy Recycled Campaign,