AB 341: Mandatory Commercial Recycling

As of July 1, 2012, California requires all business that generates 4 or more cubic yards of garbage a week and multifamily dwellings 5 units or more to recycle. 

The law seeks to reduce reusable material from being sent to landfills and Greenhouse gas emissions.

AB 827: Commercial Organics and Recycling Bins

As of July 1, 2022 businesses that are subject to AB 1826 and AB 341 are required to provide customers with easily accessible recycling and organics collection containers for materials that are generated on the premise.

Full-service restaurants are exempt from AB 827 but must have a recycling and organics program set up for employee use. 

Intended to educate and involve the public in achieving state-set diversion goals.

AB 1826: Mandatory Organics Recycling

Please note as of January 1, 2022, SB 1383 will supersede AB 1826.

In 2016, AB 1826 began being phased in. As of January 1, 2021, it requires businesses that generate 2 cubic yards of material (garbage + recycling + organics) or more per week to have an organics program.

Multifamily dwellings 5 units or more are required to recycle their green waste. 

The State of California implemented this ordinance to reduce Greenhouse gas emissions and extend the life of our current landfills. 


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