Business/Commercial Recycling Programs

 

CA State Law Assembly Bill 341 mandates that all CA businesses (including public entities) generating four (4) or more cubic yards of waste per week and multi-family residential dwellings of five (5) units or more must arrange for recycling services.  AB 341 went into effect July 1, 2012.  It established a State-wide goal that 75% of solid waste generated be source reduced, recycled, or composted by the year 2020 and every year thereafter.

 

Who is affected? CA businesses (including public entities) generating four (4) or more cubic yards of waste per week AND multi-family residential dwellings of five (5) units or more must arrange for recycling services.

 

What must I do? Take at least one or more of the following actions:

1. Source separate recyclable materials from solid waste and subscribe to a basic level of  recycling service that includes on-site collection.

2. Self-haul, or make other arrangements for the pickup of recyclable materials.

3. Utilize mixed waste processing service that yields diversion results comparable to source  separation.

 

What must the City do?

1. Implement a commercial recycling program to divert solid waste from businesses and multi-family units subject to AB 341.

2. Educate, outreach to, and monitor affected businesses/multifamily dwellings.

3. Notify a business if the business is not in compliance with AB 341.

 

City of Victorville Municipal Code Also Mandates Recycling

Victorville Municipal Code Sections 6.36.110 and 6.36.113 require Designated Recyclable Materials to be kept separate from solid waste and prohibits them from being disposed in trash.

 

The City, through its hauler Victorville Disposal, can provide for on-site recycling service for commingled recyclables, “buy back” roll-off service for cardboard, and even small blue cart service.  If you wish to self-haul, we can provide you with a list of local recycling outlets.

 

The City of Victorville Recycling Program Can Assist You in Establishing or Enhancing Your Recycling Program! City staff can visit your location to do a recycling assessment, provide recommendations and alternatives for service changes, and provide free educational materials for your employees, staff, and tenants.  We will also provide on-going assistance to trouble-shoot, re-educate, and enhance your program.  Call us to schedule a free visit!

760-955-8615

 

 

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