California Recycling Laws:
Assembly Bill 341 requires all businesses in California that generate four cubic yards or more of waste per week or a multifamily residential dwelling with five units or more to recycle.
Assembly Bill 1826 requires businesses to separate their organics (Organics is defined as wood, green, and food waste) for recycling. This law consists of a tiered system starting April 1, 2016 with businesses generating 8 cubic yards of organic waste per week and decreasing to 4 cubic yards of organic waste per week January 1, 2017. Effective January 1, 2019, the mandate will include ALL businesses that generate a minimum of 4 cubic yard of solid waste. Learn more about AB1826-Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling.
Participating in a CR&R recycling program will assist your business in meeting these recycling requirements. Additional information is available from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
For information regarding Commercial Recycling Programs, please contact CR&R at (877) 728-0446 or visit CR&R's Business Services webpage.
- Business Recycling Programs - CalRecycle offers this information as an outline of how waste-concious businesses manage their offices.
- Junk Mail Reduction - Reducing unsolicited mail to your business: This page explains how to reduce unsolicited mail to your business and home. Getting rid of the junk mail will decrease your solid waste stream and costs your business less money in disposal fees.
- CalMAX - a free service designed to help businesses find markets for nonhazardous materials they have traditionally discarded. CalMAX helps businesses, industries, and institutions save resources and money.
Visit CR&R's Business Services webpage for more information regarding recycling at your business or call CR&R at (877) 728-0446.
Holiday Pick-Up Schedule
Trash pickup is always delayed one day after a major holiday that falls on a week day. For example, if Christmas falls on Tuesday, the normal trash schedule applies to Monday, but trash service is delayed one day for Christmas day and for the rest of the week. The following holidays are recognized by the City’s trash hauler: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. For more information about your holiday pickup schedule, view CR&R's Holiday Schedule or call CR&R at (877) 728-0446.