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AB 341 Commercial Recycling

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The City of Chino takes pride in providing outstanding environmental services to its community through waste reduction and recycling programs, water reclamation, conservation and pre-treatment, stormwater non-point and point-source pollution prevention methods, green building, green procurement, and much more.

AB 341 Commercial Recycling

AB341 requires certain businesses in California to have recycling service businesses producing 4 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week in multi family dwelling of 5 or more are required to have recycling service. Under the state law, chino businesses must separate recyclables from trash and either subscribe to Waste Management services, self-haul their recyclables or contract with a private Recycler that does not charge for recycling services. 

The AB341 state requirement to recycle took effect on July 1, 2012 stating the mandatory implementation of a recycling plan by businesses, public entities and multi-family units in California. To read about the bill and what you can do to stay compliant, please visit the CalRecycle Website.

AB 1826 Business and Multi-Family Organic Waste Recycling

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AB 1826 Business and Multi-Family Organic Waste Recycling

What is California's Business and Multi-Family Organic Waste Recycling Law (AB 1826)?

  • California's Business and Multi-Family Organic Recycling Law (AB 1826), was adopted by the State to reduce the amount of organic waste going into our landfills, reduce Green House Gas Emissions (GHG) and to help meet the State-wide goal of 75 percent recycling by 2020.
  • The law requires that certain businesses, government agencies andmulti-family communities reduce, reuse, recycle or compost their organic waste through a specific program or service.
  • Organic Waste includes food waste, non-treated wood waste and green waste (landscape debris). Multi-family communities are exempt from having to recycle or compost their food waste but must participate with the green waste at their properties.
  • The law has been phased in as shown on the chart below:
Tier Level  Compliance Date  Organic Waste Diversion Implementation Schedule
 Tier I  4/1/2016 Businesses, government agencies and multi-family communities (five or more living units) that generate eightcubic yards or more of organic waste per week
 Tier II  1/1/2017 Businesses, government agencies and multi-family communities (five or more living units) that generate fourcubic yards or more of organic waste per week
 Tier III  1/1/2019 Businesses, government agencies and multi-family communities (five or more living units) that generate fourcubic yards or more of solid waste per week
Tier IV If statewide disposal of organic waste is not reduced to 50% of the 2014 level, businesses that generate 2 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week will recycle their organic waste.

January 1, 2019, Businesses, government agencies and multi-family communities with five or more units that generate specific amounts and types of waste shown in the table must subscribe to an organic waste reduction, reuse, recycling or composting program/service. 

If CalRecycle determines statewide disposal of organic waste in 2020 has not been reduced by 50 percent compared to 2014 levels, organics recycling requirements will expand to cover businesses that generate two (2) cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week.

Visit CalRecycle to read more about the regulation. 

To see what options and services are available, please contact Waste Management at (800) 423-9986. To request a free recycling audit to determine how Waste Management can help your business comply contact Lisette Hartman of Waste Management at (951) 207-0529.

To view Waste Management's collection schedule, refuse and recycling guidelines or to schedule a bulky item pick-up, please visit their Chino website.

For more information pertaining to the City of Chino's green programs and events, please call (909) 334- 3472, to be directed to the appropriate staff person.