AB-341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling is designed to help meet California’s recycling goal of 75% diversion by the year 2020. AB-341 requires all businesses and public entities that generate 4 cubic yards or more of waste per week to have a recycling program in place. In addition, multi-family apartments with 5 or more units are also required to form a recycling program.
Not only does AB-341 ensure that businesses will refrain from disposing recyclables in the landfills, it will also contribute to Monterey County’s economy. The Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) estimates that local jurisdictions, schools, and businesses will save $40 million to $60 million per year from 2012-2020, due to lower recycling versus disposal costs. A higher volume of recyclables will also create manufacturing and recycling jobs and help contribute to California’s competitiveness.
To comply with the new law, Waste Management is here as a resource for you. Contact our Recycle Representative at Waste Management for a free waste assessment. Adding recyclables collection may help you save money on your trash bill.
For more information about AB 341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling, please Monterey County and CalRecycle’s websites:
WM Recycling Representatives:
Find out more about Assembly Bill 341 and Mandatory Commercial Recycling at http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/recycle/Commercial/faq.htm.