COMMERCIAL & MULTI-FAMILY RECYCLING
State Law requires the follow businesses to arrange for traditional recycling and Organics recycling services:
- Any business that generates 2 cubic yards or more of waste per week, and
- Multi-family residential developments with five or more units.
Scroll down to find a description of the State regulations as well as links for more information from CalRecycle.
Recycling is good for the future of our community and can save you money every month!
Incorporating recycling into your refuse service can actually save you money! Contact the Refuse Department at (559) 585-2550 to schedule a meeting with the Recycling Coordinator. They will help you select the best service combination for your business’ specific needs.
How to Arrange for Recycling and Organic Waste Services:
- Current commercial customers can fill out a Refuse Change Form and send it to the Utility Billing office email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (559)582-1152. New commercial customers should indicate the size and type of bins required on your Utility Service Application. If you are not sure of the best service combination (Trash/Recycle/Organics), schedule an appointment with the Recycling Coordinator (559) 585-2550.
- Businesses may also donate, sell and/or make other arrangements for pick up and recycling of the materials. This includes hauling the materials yourself to recycling facilities of your choice. Self-haul Forms must be submitted to the Refuse department for approval.
Resources for Educating your Employees or Tenants
The brochures and flyers below can be distributed to employees or tenants so they can fully get on board with your cost saving recycling program:
- Recycling for businesses brochure ( English / Spanish )
- Recycling for apartments brochure ( English / Spanish )
- Organics Recycling Poster ( English / Spanish )
- CalRecycle Commercial Recycling flyer ( English / Spanish )
Assembly Bill 341
Effective July 1, 2012, the State’s Mandatory Commercial Recycling law (AB 341) requires all business that generate 4 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week and multi-family properties with 5 units or more to arrange for recycling services.
Click Here for more information about AB 341.
Assembly bill 1826
Beginning April 1, 2016, the State’s Mandatory Organic Waste Recycling law (AB 1826) phases in requirements for businesses and multi-family residences that generate specified amounts of organic waste to arrange for recycling services for that material.
Click Here for more information about AB 1826.
The law phases in the requirements for businesses and multi-family residential dwellings that consist of five or more units over time based on the amount and type of waste the business or dwelling produces on a weekly basis with full implementation realized in 2019. The law also contains a 2020 trigger that will increase the scope of affected businesses if waste reduction targets are not met.
Senate Bill 1383
In September 2016, Governor Brown signed into law SB 1383 establishing methane emissions reduction targets in a statewide effort to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) in various sectors of California’s economy. As it pertains to CalRecycle, SB 1383 establishes targets to achieve a 50% reduction in the level of the statewide disposal of organic waste from the 2014 level by 2020 and a 75% reduction by 2025. The law grants CalRecycle the regulatory authority required to achieve the organic waste disposal reduction targets and establishes an additional target that not less than 20% of currently disposed edible food is recovered for human consumption by 2025.
Click Here for more information about SB 1383.