Mandatory Commercial Recycling & Commercial Organics Recycling 


Assembly Bill 341 - Mandatory Commercial Recycling

Effective July 1, 2012, the State's Mandatory Commercial Recycling law (AB 341) requires all businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week and multifamily properties with five or more units to arrange for recycling services.

 

Assembly Bill 1826 - Mandatory Organics Recycling

Beginning April 1, 2016, the State’s Mandatory Organic Waste Recycling law (AB 1826) phases in requirements for businesses, including multifamily properties of five or more units, based on the amount and type of waste the business produces weekly, with full implementation in 2019. 

  • April 1, 2016: Businesses that generate 8 cubic yards of organic waste per week arrange organic recycling services.
  • January 1, 2017: Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards of organic waste per week arrange organic waste recycling services. 
  • January 1, 2019: Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week arrange organic waste recycling services.
  • Summer/Fall 2021: **If CalRecycle determines that the statewide disposal of organic waste in 2020 has not been reduced by 50 percent of the level of disposal during 2014, the organic recycling requirements on businesses will expand to cover businesses that generate 2 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week. Additionally, certain exemptions may no longer be available if this target is not met.  

 

How to Arrange for Recycling Services

Businesses and multifamily properties should contact their service provider to arrange for recycling services. Customers with bin trash service can receive up to 1 cubic yard of recyclable collection per week at no additional cost. Customers with wheeled cart trash service can receive a 90-gallon wheeled cart for recycling collection per week at no additional cost.

 

Organic waste recycling services are also available through your service provider.  Both bin and wheeled cart commercial customers can receive a 90-gallon wheeled cart for organic waste recycling collection at no additional cost.

 

Multifamily Properties

Tenants should separate their recyclable materials and place them in the yellow lid recycling bin or recycling carts.

 

Tenants

If you do not currently receive a recycling bin or cart service at your multifamily property, contact your property manager.

 

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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 3/6/2020