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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:

http://www.swa.saccounty.net/busrecycling/Pages/SWARecyclingServices.aspx​

 

The Check Before you Burn Program

The Check Before You Burn program is coming to close for the November 2016 to February 2017 season. ​"No burn days" are called when weather conditions trap wood smoke near the ground. To protect public health, it is illegal to burn any solid fuel, including wood, pellets or manufactured firelogs when particulate matter pollution is forecast to be high. This applies to indoor or outdoor fireplaces, wood stoves, firepits and chimneys.


The check before you burn program wraps up February 28 th, 2017. 

 

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. 

 

Events

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 February 28th,2017

Apply at: cacapitol.ecenterdirect.com/events/826648

*$25 booth fee


 

SMUD: Meet the Buyers

Are you interested in contracting with SMUD? Attend the 6th annual Meet the buyers Conference and meet procurement staff who are responsible for purchasing ​​goods and services that your small business provides. 

Workshops Offered:
* Construction, Maintenance, and Repair Services
* Materials and Commodities
* IT and Professional Services
* Contract Compliance

​Date: Friday March 24th, 2017
Time: 7:30am-10:30am
Location: SMUD Customer Service Center
                6301 S St. , Sacramento,CA 

Register at: smud.org/SEED
 

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:  https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/2017-innovateher-innovating-for-women-business-challenge/