New Organics Recycle Law for Businesses and Multi-Family Complexes (State Law AB1826)

Heading this AB1826 project is Sacramento Regional Solid Waste Authority. The Business and Multi-Family Ordinance requires all commercial properties to separate recyclable materials from garbage waste. As established by April 1, 2016, businesses meeting certain thresholds are required to divert organic material. The deadline for implementation of recycling is January 1, 2017 for any generator of 4 or more cubic yards of organic waste per week.

For recycling services in compliance with AB1826 businesses may use franchised haulers, authorized recyclers or can self-haul recyclables to the recycling center. ​

Hauler and Recycler List:​


Mobile Food Facility Placarding Starts January 2017!

Effective January 1, 2017, the Green-Yellow-Red (GYR) placarding program will include food trucks, also known as Mobile Food Facilities (MFFs). Similar to the existing GYR placard program for fixed food facilities, the program will provide a clear and easily recognizable means of determining the food safety status of the MFF.


Expanding Urban Agriculture in Sacramento County

​Urban agriculture is now moving to the unincorporated County. This will include growing crops, raising animals(Chickens for eggs)​, and bee keeping. Produce and goods produced will now be able to sell.This will become effectice in the next 30 days, near mid February. 



Roadmap to Success: Small Business Symposium

Do you have a business? Are you considering starting a business? Did you know there are many free and helpful business resources? Do you have questions about the following areas below and need assistance? The list below contains some resources to answer your questions and help your business thrive:

  • Permits, licenses and inspections

  • Forms of ownership

  • Sellers permits

  • Record keeping

  • Federal, state and local taxes

  • Funding sources

  • Employee: independent contractors

  • How to find employees and subsides

  • Entrepreneur mentorship

Road map to Success: Small Business Symposium is the one-stop for answers in a free helpful and friendly environment. Navigators will direct you to the resources and roadmaps are available to help you determine how to find services at the symposium. We look forward to seeing you. Please register to be eligible for prize drawings.

Event Details

​Date: Tuesday May 2,2017

Time: 8:00am-2:00pm

Location: 5411 Luce Ave


Registration Link:​​


The Connecting Point

Connecting Point is an event for businesses seeking a connection with procurement officials, small business advocates and public agencies and utilities from across California.

This event is your opportunity to build your network that will help your business grow. Learn how to receive business assistance and get registered with the public agencies to find contracts & build partnerships. Receive valuable resources and attend workshops to learn more about the growth in our region​.

Event Details

Date​: May 4th, 2017

Time: 8:000am-12:00pm

Location: 6151 H St. 

Sacramento,CA 95817


May Marketplace

​Are you a small business? May Marketplace is now accepting applications for small business vendors for the May 4th, 2017 event at Sacramento's Scottish Rite Masonic Center.​​​  This is an event to showcase your business's products and services, along with networking with the community. The 2016 event had 35 vendors and 300 shoppers, the 2017 event is expected to double in size with the larger venue. ​Reserve your booth today!

Apply By April 4th,2017

Apply at:

*$25 booth fee



How to Become a Sustainable Business

Certify as a Sustainable Business-

It’s free and easy as 1-2-3! 

The Business Environmental Resource Center has partnered with the Women’s Business Center to provide a free Sustainable Business(SB) workshop. 

This class will walk businesses through the SB process; complete the checklist, allow staff to verify practices and receive a certificate and window decal to display for your customers.

Event Information

Location: California Capital Women's Business Center

1792 Tribute Rd. #270

Sacramento, CA 9581​5

Date: Tuesday May 23, 2017

Time: 9:30am-11:30am 


2017 InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge

​InnovateHER is a prize-competition to unearth innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and their families. Business competitors will be competing for $70,000 in prize money during the 3rd annual InnovateHER competition. 

To enter the competition, submission dates are between December 29, 2016-May 12, 2017. 

For more details to enter visit: