Commercial Recycling

Why Recycle

  • State law (AB341) now requires apartment communities/multi-family housing with 5 or more units to recycle.
  • Recycling may provide opportunities to save money.
  • Recycling helps conserve resources and extends the life of California’s landfills. It also helps create a healthy environment for our community and future generations.
  • Many apartment residents are requesting recycling; providing recycling helps promote your community as environmentally friendly and may help fill vacancies.

Types of Material to Recycle

  • Clean, dry paper
  • Cardboard and chipboard
  • Plastic (1&2), glass bottles and jars
  • Metal and aluminum cans
  • Metal containers and empty aerosol cans
  • Plastic bags and dry cleaner bags, bundled

How to Get Started

It’s easy to recycle at your business.

  • Make sure your business has arranged for recycling services; private haulers can provide separate recycling receptacles upon request for an additional fee.
  • Help employees learn which items can be recycled.
  • Separate recyclable items from trash inside your business.
  • Place your recyclable items in external recycling containers for pickup.
  • Make sure employees, especially clean up staff, know about your recycling program.
  • Any business or individual may donate, sell and/or otherwise arrange for the pickup of
    recyclable materials.
  • For optimum participation, recycling containers should be placed near waste generation source and should be clearly labeled.
  • Mixed waste may be sent to a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) for diversion of recyclables.

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