Organics Recycling Exemptions

All single family residences that are currently being serviced by CMSD will participate but certain multi-family properties will be exempt. Multi-family exemptions are based on the following:

  • No lawns and limited parking
  • Limited parking spaces and little to no room on the street to place the extra cart
  • Homes with no yards that produce little to no trash (usually a small family or a single family household)

All single family residences that wish to be exempt from the new organics recycling program will need to write a letter stating the reasons why an exemption is needed. All exemption requests will be reviewed and inspected on a case by case basis. CMSD staff may also follow-up with a phone call. To qualify for the single family exemption, the owner must be the one making the request and meet one of the following reasons:

  • No lawns and limited parking
  • Homes with no yards that produce little to no trash (usually a small family or a single family household)

    Request an Exemption
    Mail a letter justifying your request to:
    MANAGEMENT ANALYST
    290 PAULARINO AVE
    COSTA MESA, CA 92626
    RE: Organics Recycling Exemptions

    For more information or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact District staff at (949) 645-8400.