By January 1, 2022, every business, household, and commercial property (both existing and new) in California will need to subscribe to organic waste (both food scraps and yard trimmings) collection in addition to garbage and recycling. Single-family homes in Milpitas are already compliant due to the split cart system. Businesses, including multi-family dwellings, will need to subscribe to food waste collection. Contact Milpitas Sanitation (MSI) at 408-988-4500 to set up services.
If your business generates a lot of food waste (such as a grocery store, food warehouse, or large restaurant), you may be considered a Commercial Edible Food Generator and are required to set up a food donation program with a local food recovery organization. To find out more information about the edible food recovery portion of SB 1383, along with Santa Clara County's specific efforts, visit the Santa Clara County Food Recovery Program page.