Mandatory Commercial and Multifamily Complex Recycling
Introduction and Background: California’s Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law
According to 2008 Statewide Waste Characterization data, the commercial sector generates nearly three fourths of the solid waste in California. Furthermore, much of the commercial sector waste disposed in landfills is readily recyclable. Assembly Bill 341 requires a business that generates 4 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week or multifamily complexes with 5 or more units to arrange for recycling services.
Key Elements of the Law
Purpose: To reduce the amount of waste being deposited into our landfills by diverting commercial and multifamily complex solid waste to recycling efforts and to expand the opportunity for additional recycling services and recycling manufacturing facilities in California.
A property owner of a commercial business or multifamily complex may require tenants to source separate their recyclable materials to aid in compliance with this section.
Although recycling is mandatory for commercial businesses which generate 4 or more cubic yards of waste and multifamily complexes with 5 or more units, there are several benefits as well:
Please contact the recycling coordinator for the
franchise solid waste hauler servicing the area, your business, or multifamily complex is located. They can help develop a recycling program suited for your needs.