AB 827, effective July 1, 2020, is a new State of California recycling law requiring businesses to provide compost and recycling containers next to garbage containers.


Businesses that provide food to customers that self-bus, must provide separate recycling and compost collection containers front-of-house. For businesses that bus tables for customers, they must provide separate recycling and food collection containers back-of-house.

Both front-of-house and back-of-house containers should be visible, easily accessible and clearly marked.

Container Signs

CalRecycle provides pre-made container signs to meet AB 827 requirements: