Mandatory Commercial Recycling (AB 341) & Commercial Organics Recycling (AB 1826)
Assembly Bill 341 - Mandatory Commercial Recycling
Effective July 1, 2012, the State's Mandatory Commercial Recycling law (AB 341) requires all businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week and multifamily properties with five or more units to arrange for recycling services.
Assembly Bill 1826 - Mandatory Organics Recycling
Beginning April 1, 2016, the State’s Mandatory Organic Waste Recycling law (AB 1826) phases in requirements for businesses, including multifamily properties of five or more units, based on the amount and type of waste the business produces weekly, with full implementation in 2019.
- April 1, 2016: Businesses that generate 8 cubic yards of organic waste per week arrange organic recycling services.
- January 1, 2017: Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards of organic waste per week arrange organic waste recycling services.
- January 1, 2019: Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week arrange organic waste recycling services.
- Summer/Fall 2021: **If CalRecycle determines that the statewide disposal of organic waste in 2020 has not been reduced by 50 percent of the level of disposal during 2014, the organic recycling requirements on businesses will expand to cover businesses that generate 2 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week. Additionally, certain exemptions may no longer be available if this target is not met.
How to Arrange for Recycling Services
Businesses and multifamily properties can contact your franchised waste hauler to receive up to 4 cubic yards of recyclable collection per week at no additional cost. Organic waste recycling services are also available through your franchised waste hauler.
Tenants should separate their recyclable materials and place them in the yellow lid recycling bin or recycling carts.
If you do not currently receive recycling bin or cart service at your multifamily property, contact your property manager.
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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 11/30/2017