Commercial Recycling

The New State Recycling Requirements

The State of California Assembly Bill 341 (AB 341) now requires that businesses that generates 4 cubic yards or more of waste per week and multi-family communities with five or more units, arrange for recycling services.


Opportunities to Save Money by Recycling

In the City of Stockton, you can save money by recycling more and disposing less. This is because recycling fees are less than waste disposal fees.


Opportunities to Save Resources and Help the Environment

Recycling conserves resources and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. It extends the life of our landfills and helps create a healthy environment for our community and future generations.

Be Sure to Educate Your Employees

Employees are key to a successful business recycling program.  Please make sure your employees know which materials can be recycled and where to place the recyclable materials for temporary storage and ultimate collection.  Copies of the attached flyer may be useful to help educate and inform employees about proper recycling procedures.


How to Arrange for Recycling Services

  • Businesses that meet the threshold must place source-separated recyclable materials in the bins or containers provided by Republic Services or Waste Management.
  • Business may also donate, sell and/or make other arrangements for pick up and recycling of the materials. This includes self-hauling the materials to recycling facilities.


Where to Go for More Information

Information about California's business recycling requirements is available from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) using the external link listed below. 

If you need assistance with recycling or additional information, please Contact Us.



External Links


California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)


Green Team San Joaquin


Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) 


This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 5/17/2016