Mandatory Organic Recycling Waiver Application

San Luis Obispo County Code Title 8 Chapter 8.99.060

Mandatory Organic Recycling Requirements

As of January 1, 2022, all residents, multi-family residential dwellings and commercial businesses in the County of San Luis Obispo must comply with the State’s recycling and organic waste requirements, commonly known as Senate Bill (SB) 1383 Short-Lived Climate Pollutants.

All solid waste generators will need to manage proper disposal of organic / green waste (e.g., yard trimmings, food waste) collection services.

The County may grant a waiver to a commercial business or multi-family residential dwelling to comply with some or all the organic waste requirements if the responsible party of the commercial business or multi-family premises meets certain criteria.

Please complete this application to apply for waiver, specifying the waiver type requested, type(s) of collection services for which you are requesting a waiver, the reason(s) for such waiver, and documentation supporting such request. Staff will review this application to determine if the location is eligible for a waiver.

The waiver is valid for five years. If circumstances change such that commercial business or multi-family premises may no longer qualify for the waiver granted, the County may revoke a waiver. Any waiver holder must cooperate with the County or its designee for any on-site assessment or inspection of the appropriateness of the waiver.

You can complete the applications using the following options:

(1) Fill out the web-form below or

(2) Download a copy of the PDF Form and 

                      (a) email as an attachment with accompanying photographic support to [email protected], or

                      (b) print the form and deliver with copies of accompanying photographic support to:


County of San Luis Obispo, Department of Public Works

Solid Waste Coordinator, County Government Center Room 206

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Mandatory Organic Recycling Waiver Application

San Luis Obispo County Code Title 8 Chapter 8.99.060

After submitting this form, you will receive an email requesting photographic evidence. If you do not receive the email or have any questions, please contact [email protected] or call (805) 781-4357.