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Mandatory Commercial Recycling – AB 341

Mixed Paper Recycling
California State Law AB 341 (2011) requires businesses that generate 4 or more cubic yards of waste per week and multi-family complexes with 5 or more units to implement recycling programs.  For more information about the mandatory commercial recycling law, visit CalRecycle’s website.

To schedule in person or virtual trainings or to request a waste audit please call (831) 775-3000.  Recorded presentations are available below for you to use at anytime. 

Virtual Recycling Presentations:

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Recycling Presentation PowerPoint Slides:

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Recycle presentation
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recycle presentation

 

Resources:

Recycling Brochure

Recycling Brochure

Recycle Label

Recycle Bin Label

Organics Recycling

Organics Definition

Organic waste materials (Organics) means food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, nonhazardous wood waste, and foodsoiled paper waste that is mixed in with food waste. 

Organic waste includes all matter that was once alive regardless of how it was grown – plants and animals.  Organically grown (without pesticides) and Conventional crops create organic waste that can be composted and returned to the soil. 

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Why Recycle Organics? - It's the Law. Three to be exact:

AB 1826: Mandatory Organics Recycling

Business that generates 2 cubic yards of garbage per week (total for trash, recycling and organics), shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.

AB 827: Solid waste: commercial and organic waste: recycling bins.

Requires businesses to provide customers with recycling and/or organics recycling collection bins or containers to collect recyclable material generated from products purchased on the premises.

SB 1383: Short-Lived Climate Pollutant

2020 – 50% reduction in landfilled organic waste
2022 – Regulation take effect
2025 – 75% reduction in landfilled organic waste
2025- 20% of currently disposed edible food for human consumption
Enforcement requirements for non-complaint generators.

 

 

Mandatory Organics Recycling:

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Mandatory Organics Recycling English

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Mandatory Organics Recycling Spanish
 

Organics Recycling – Food Waste Presentation:

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Depackager Presentation PowerPoint Slides:

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Recycle Food Waste powerpoint
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Organics – De-Packager Training:

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Employee training for depackager service
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Edible Food Recovery Requirements for Food Generating Businesses

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