- 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
- 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.