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AB 1826, AB 341 Commercial Recycling

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Mandatory Organics Recycling

Covered Businesses Must Have Organics Recycling as of April 1, 2016.

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As part of California’s recycling and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission goals, businesses will be required to collect yard trimmings, food scraps and food-soiled paper for composting, effective April 1, 2016. Multifamily buildings with five or more units will be required to collect yard trimmings, effective April 1, 2016. These organic materials account for nearly one-third of the approximately 30 million tons of waste destined for California’s landfills each year. Diverting organics from landfills for processing into compost and mulch reduces landfill GHG emissions and produces sustainable products that contribute to soil health, plant nutrition, water conservation and carbon sequestration. Mandatory commercial organics recycling helps to meet the goals of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, AB 32.

To comply with the new law, Waste Management is here as a resource for you. Please contact us at (209) 369-8274 or (916) 387-1400 to go over what recycling options are available for you.

Mandatory Recycling

Assembly Bill 341(AB-341) is designed to help meet California’s recycling goal of 75% by the year 2020. AB-341 requires all commercial 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 five 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 Sacramento County’s economy. The Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (Cal Recycle) 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. Please contact us at (209) 369-8274 or (916) 387-1400 to go over what recycling options are available for you.
Adding recyclables collection may help you save money on your trash bill.

To find out more about Assembly Bill 341 and Mandatory Commercial Recycling, click here