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California Mandatory Recycling Laws

California Mandatory Recycling Laws

AB1826: Organics Recycling   

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The Law 

California law requires certain commercial businesses and multifamily properties to have recycling collection services. Those services include mandatory collection of organic materials such as food scraps, food-soiled paper and landscaping trimmings. 

What’s New? 

Businesses that generate two (2) cubic yards or more of trash and recycling combined per week must have organic waste recycling services. Organics include food, yard trimmings, nonhazardous wood, and food soiled paper. See reverse side for a composting guide.

SB 1383 Regulations 

Effective January 1, 2022 all businesses and multifamily complexes will be required to subscribe to organics collection, which includes food waste and yard trimmings. 

Need Help? 

Waste Management can help your business meet these state regulations with free on-site visits that can help your business maximize its service levels. Contact Waste Management to schedule and assessment. (530) 662-8748

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AB341: Recycling 

 The commercial sector generates nearly three- fourths of the solid waste in California. Much of the commercial sector waste disposed in landfills is readily recyclable. AB 341 requires all businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of trash per week to arrange for recycling services.

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