Assembly Bill 341

New State Law for Businesses and Multi-Family Dwellings
Effective July 1, 2012

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Mandatory Commercial Recycling was among the first measures identified and adopted in the AB 32 Scoping Plan by the California Air Resources Board pursuant to the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. The Mandatory Commercial Recycling Measure focuses on increased commercial waste diversion from landfills as a method to reduce GHG emissions. It is designed to achieve a reduction in GHG emissions of 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalents in the State.

A business (including public entities) that generates four cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week or is a multifamily residential dwelling of five units or more shall arrange for recycling services by July 1, 2012. Businesses can take one or any combination of the following in order to reuse, recycle, compost or otherwise divert solid waste from disposal:

  • Self-haul.
  • Subscribe to a hauler.
  • Arrange for the pickup of recyclable materials.

A property owner of a commercial business or multifamily residential dwelling may require tenants to source separate their recyclable materials to aid in compliance with this section. Recology advises businesses to contact their hauler to find out how to recycle in their community and if there are any specific requirements in their community. Communities may have mandatory commercial recycling ordinances with different thresholds or more specific business recycling requirements than the state law.

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How to Comply

blue debris box4Compliance is easy, just call Recology San Bruno!

Recycling collection services in the blue Recycle Cart or blue Bin are provided at NO additional charge if you subscribe to garbage collection services - recycling has never been easier! Simply contact Recology to set up service or answer any questions.

And if you are already recycling - thank you!

Contact us with questions.