In 2011 Assembly Bill 341 was enacted to ensure mandatory commercial recycling. Designed to further increase recycling efforts by adding requirements of a state-wide mandatory commercial recycling program, the purpose of the Act was to reduce GHG emissions by diverting commercial solid waste to recycling efforts and expanding the opportunity for additional recycling services, as well as recycling manufacturing facilities in California.
Assembly Bill 1826 was signed in to law by Governor Brown in October of 2014. Among the provisions created was that all businesses are required to recycle their organic waste on and after April 1, 2016, depending on the amount of waste they generate per week. This law also requires local jurisdictions to implement an organic waste recycling program to divert organic waste generated by businesses, including multifamily residential dwellings that consist of five or more units.
The programs and requirements established in the attached Resolution, set forth the basic parameters for which the City will use to ensure State mandated compliance.
Among the provisions enacted by Resolution 17-62 are:
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