Mandatory commercial recycling

The new California Assembly Bill (AB) 341 requires all businesses and multi-family complexes (with 5 units or more) that generate 4 or more cubic yards of garbage per week to recycle. This applies to you if you are already using a Recology dumpster or use an equivalent of 8 96-gallon garbage carts a week. Learn more about AB 341.


The purpose of the new law is to:
  • Reduce garbage from the landfills
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

How to comply

Do not place recyclable materials in your black or grey garbage bin. Recyclable materials include cardboard, glass bottles and cans, plastic containers numbered 1-7, milk and juice cartons, metal cans, office papers, newspapers, junk mail, magazines, phone books, soft / hard cover books, small scrap metal, and shredded paper (in clear, sealed plastic bags).

Businesses and multi-family complexes

Businesses that must abide by the law include, but are not limited to:
  • Government offices
  • Non-profits
  • Office buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Schools
  • Strip malls
Multi-family complexes include:
  • Apartments
  • Condominiums
  • Townhomes

Compliance through the BizSMART program

Compliance is easy through Recology! Recycling collection services in the blue recycle cart or bin are provided at no additional charge if you subscribe to garbage services. Simply contact Recology by visiting the Recology website to set up service or if you have additional questions.