There are two types of waivers that commercial businesses and multifamily complexes can apply for every 5 years: the de minimis and physical space waivers. The waiver requires a city of Watsonville inspection and approval to be in effect. If your business no longer meets the guidelines for the waivers, you must call to start service.
Minimal generation waivers (De minimis) – for businesses and multi-family properties that generate a minimal amount of compostable/organic waste (food scraps and plant debris) depending on the amount of waste your business or multi-family property generates:
Amount of Waste Your Business Generates: Threshold to Quality for a Minimal Generation Waiver:
* Less than 2 cubic yards of total weekly service: Generate no more than 10 gallons of compostable/organic waste per week
* 2 or more cubic yards of total weekly service: Generate no more than 20 gallons of compostable/organic waste per week
Physical Space Waiver:
There are physical space constraints that prohibit the addition of compost and recycling containers