Commercial Recycling & Organics


You may not think about food waste when it comes to the climate crisis, but according to CalRecycle, organic waste in landfills emit 20% of the state’s methane, a climate super pollutant 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide. To respond to the climate crisis, California has implemented a statewide organic waste recycling and surplus food recovery law: SB 1383. Starting July 1, 2023, all businesses that produce two (2) cubic yards or more per week in Kern County Census Tract 52.05, Lake Isabella, will need to separate organic waste from other trash and non-organic recyclables and participate in an organics and a recycling collection program. Organic waste for the purposes of AB 1826, means food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, nonhazardous wood waste, and food-soiled paper waste that is mixed in with food waste. Edible food generators will also need to arrange to recover the maximum amount of their edible food that would otherwise go to landfills and maintain records. Our staff will begin contacting the qualifying businesses soon to assist in these new changes.

Thomas Refuse offers a single stream recycling program using a 3 cubic yard bin with 3 service levels to choose from:

               Bi-weekly service
               Weekly service
                Twice-a-week service

Our organics recycling program includes a weekly service of a 96-gallon cart.  


We offer free waste assessments to help you determine the best level of service to meet your needs. Give us a call! 760-379-2618

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