Mandatory Commercial Recycling

AB 341: Mandatory Commercial Recycling

Who: Businesses and public entities that generate four cubic yards or more of waste per week and multifamily housing of five or more units are required to recycle.

What: AB 341 provides authority for the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to implement a mandatory commercial recycling program statewide.

When: On October 6, 2011, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 341 into law. This law became effective July 1, 2012.

Why:  The purpose of this new state law is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting commercial solid waste from landfills and expand opportunities for recycling in California.

How: Businesses and public entities that generate four cubic yards or more of waste per week and multifamily units of five or more are required to do one of the following:

1. Source separate recyclable materials from the solid waste they are discarding, and either self-haul or arrange for separate collection of the recyclables

2. Subscribe to a service that includes mixed waste processing that yields diversion results comparable to source separation

Contact Gilton Solid Waste at  209-527-3781 to establish recycling service and arrange for recycling bins or containers.

Flyers & Handouts

For multifamily housing of five or more units: Mandatory Recycling Multi-Family Packet

For businesses and public entities that generate four cubic yards or more of waste per week: Mandatory Recycling Business Packet

Mandatory Recycling Press Release

Additional Resources

San Joaquin County Solid Waste
http://www.sjgov.org/solidwaste/

Calrecycle
http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Recycle/Commercial/

For More Information

Gilton Solid Waste – Resource Diversion Coordinator: 209-527-3781

City of Escalon – Account Clerk: 209-691-7422