Commercial | Recology Sonoma Marin
Novato Sanitary District

Services for Businesses & Apartments/Condos

Our Waste Zero Team helps commercial and multi-unit properties apply best management practices to the collection of recyclable, compostable, and garbage materials. We believe in making green and blue your go-to! Materials in your recycling and compost bins are diverted from the landfill and turned into new products or enriching compost. For more information about what goes where, click here!

The Waste Zero Team will:

  • Conduct an audit of your waste stream to determine waste diversion opportunities
  • Provide tailored recommendations to help you reduce waste and save money
  • Provide indoor and outdoor signage, indoor color-coordinated containers, and staff training

Business Recycling Laws

AB 341, (effective July 1, 2012) requires commercial properties that generate four (4) cubic yards or more of solid waste per week or multifamily dwellings with five (5) units or more to enroll in recycling service.

AB 1826, (effective April 22, 2016) requires commercial properties to enroll in compost service if they have (2) cubic yards or more of solid waste per week.

AB 827, (effective July 1, 2020) is intended to educate and involve consumers in achieving the state’s recycling goals by requiring commercial properties subject to AB 341 and AB 1826 to make recycling and compost receptacles available to customers.

SB 1383, (effective January 1, 2022) builds upon California’s leading commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution statewide. It will require all businesses and residents to divert organic materials (including: food waste, yard waste and, soiled paper products) from the landfill. It also requires the state to increase edible food recovery by 20% by 2025.

Contact us to learn more about compliance and establish a recycling or compost program at your property.