Mandated Recycling

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Effective July 1, 2012, all business in the State of California that generate four ( 4) or more cubic yards of garbage per week will be required to recycle under California State Law AB 341. This law also mandates that multifamily apartments that have 5 or more units are required to recycle.

Business include, but are not limited to:

  • Office buildings
  • Retail
  • Restaurants
  • Strip malls
  • Government offices
  • Schools

Multi-Family dwellings include:

  • Apartment
  • Townhomes
  • Condominiums

An additional piece of legislation was passed January 1, 2012. AB 818 Renter’s Right to Recycle Law, which required all owners of multifamily units with 5 or more units to provide recycling services and recycling information to tenants.

Law Basics:
Who is required to comply?

  • All commercial accounts including: businesses, schools, and institutions that
    generate 4 or more cubic yards of solid waste.
  • All multifamily apartment buildings with 5 or more units.

How can Peña’s Disposal help me comply?
Peña’s Disposal offers multiple ways for your business to comply and will even perform a waste audit to determine your bin requirements.
Here are the services Peña’s Disposal can provide:

  • Subscribe to our recycling service, which includes mixed wast processing. Peña’s Disposal will divert the recyclable material from
    the waste at our Material Recovery Facility.
  • Implement Peña’s Disposal recycling program that allows for the collection of recyclables from your site. Roll-offs and recycle bins are available for rent.
  • Self-haul your recyclable material to our Recycling Facility.

Download a list of what goes in the blue recycle container.

For more information on business recycling in Fresno County, click here.

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