We work closely with city and state government to ensure that our shared sustainability goals are made possible. The most impactful pieces of recycling legislation are AB 341 and more recently, AB 1826.
AB 341 – Mandatory Commercial Recycling
California Assembly Bill 341 (AB 341) mandates all businesses that generate more than 4 cubic yards of solid waste per week, and multifamily dwellings of 5 units or more to subscribe for recycling collection services. AB 341 is designed to reduce GHG emissions in the state by 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).
In San Bruno, businesses and property owners are required to subscribe to 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 – Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling
Starting January 1, 2019, all generators of 4 cubic yards or more of garbage, recycling and compost combined per week will be required to recycle organic waste. Organic waste includes food scraps, soiled paper products, (e.g., pizza boxes, paper towels, paper cups), yard trimmings, and landscape materials. Multi-family dwellings do not need to have food-waste recycling on-site, but must recycle yard and landscape materials.