The City of Long Beach is excited to announce that select businesses have been chosen to be a part of our Citywide Commercial Food Scraps Collection Pilot Program that will help divert food scraps from the waste stream. This program is part of ongoing efforts to reduce waste and improve recycling across our City. This program is not open for enrollment at this time as only select businesses have been chosen to participate.   

This service is mandated by State Law AB 1826, which requires commercial businesses to divert organic waste and is further enforced in State Law SB 1383. This program will collect all food scraps separately from your normal trash in a new green 95-gallon cart that will be provided to your business. 

There are several benefits to participating in this pilot program, including:  

  • Diversion of organic waste from landfill or incineration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create energy or compost.
  • Keeping your business in compliance with state laws.
  • Reducing trash and rightsizing your service. 

The collection for this pilot program will begin in June 2021 and is being provided, at this time, at no additional cost. 

Participating Businesses 

The City would like to schedule a time to discuss this program with you and provide additional resources. You may contact us at lborganics@longbeach.gov or (562) 570-2869. The City will follow up with a phone call and site visit to further discuss this program and provide you with the tools and resources you will need to participate successfully. A key contact from the City will be provided to answer all your questions and provide ongoing support and communication.