Legislation - Recology San Benito County
California Cont.

We work closely with city and state governments to ensure that our shared sustainability goals are made possible. The most impactful pieces of recycling legislation are AB 341, AB 1826, and more recently SB 1383.

AB 341

California Assembly Bill 341 (AB 341) mandates recycling for all businesses that generate more than 4 cubic yards of solid waste per week, and multifamily dwellings of 5 units or more. AB 341 is designed to reduce GHG emissions in the state by 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Businesses and public entities are able to subscribe to composting and recycling services to comply. Property owners of a commercial business or multifamily residential dwelling may also require tenants to source separate their recyclable materials to aid in compliance.

AB 1826

In October 2014, California passed Assembly Bill 1826 (AB 1826), mandating all businesses and commercial establishments, including multi-family units, to arrange for organics recycling and hauling. Businesses generating a minimum of 8 cubic yards of organics per week must have a hauler and organics program in place. Organics include both food scraps and yard trimmings.

The goal of this legislation is to avoid sending organic materials to landfill, therefore finding the best and highest use for these resources.

SB 1383

On January 1, 2022, Senate Bill 1383 took effect in the State of California. This law builds upon its commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution statewide.

SB1383 requires all businesses and residents to keep organic materials (including food waste, yard waste, and soiled paper products) out of landfills.