Commercial Services

Recycling and Green Waste Collection Available for all Commercial Businesses

Richmond businesses, multifamily dwellings, and residents are required to divert recyclables and organic materials. Recycling and organics recycling can decrease the amount of solid waste sent to the landfill reducing impacts on the environment and potentially save money on the trash bill. 

To start service or for questions about your collection, please contact at 510-262-7100.

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Republic Services’ recycling coordinators are here to help! 

Republic Services can help by: 

  • Providing waste assessments to help identify appropriate service levels 
  • Providing educational materials and staff training 
  • Educating your business about new recycling laws and regulations 

To speak with a Recycling Coordinator or schedule a waste assessment for your business contact, or call 510.262.7140. 

State Mandated Recycling Laws

NEW! California State Law SB 1383

SB 1383 came into effect on January 1, 2022, and creates goals for short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) reductions in various industry sectors. This includes reduction goals for black carbon, fluorinated gases, and methane. The methane emission reduction goal includes a 75% reduction in the level of statewide disposal of organic waste from 2014 levels by 2025. General information and updates are available at

California State Law AB 827

Passed in 2019, amends AB 341 and AB 1826. Requires covered businesses to make recycling and organic recycling containers available to customers with clear labels to indicate what materials are appropriate for each bin.

California State Law AB 1826

Requires businesses and multifamily complexes to have organics recycling services. AB 1826 requires businesses that generate 2 or more cubic yards of all waste per week to recycle their organic waste. This includes both public and private businesses as well as multifamily complexes of five units or more. 

To learn more and ensure compliance, visit Richmond AB 1826 Compliance.

California State Law AB 341

Requires businesses that generate four (4) or more cubic yards of garbage per week and multi-family complexes (5 units or more) to recycle by July 1, 2012.

Compliance Options

Options to comply:

  • Schedule new organics services: Contact Republic Services Recycling Coordinators at (510) 262-7140 or by email
  • Apply for a waiver: Visit RecycleMore to see if you qualify for a waiver and apply. Contact RecycleMore at (510) 609-1216 or by email at, if you have any questions.
  • Apply for an alternative organics management method: Visit RecycleMore to apply for alternative compliance verification. Contact RecycleMore at (510) 609-1216 or by email at, if you have any questions. Include your name, contact information, and business address.

For additional information, visit or West Contra Costa County Waste & Recycling ( 

To speak to a City of Richmond representative, please contact Samantha Carr, Environmental Manager by phone, (510) 620-5407, or by email, at