AB 341 - Mandatory Commercial & Multi-Family Recycling

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What is AB 341?

In January 2012, Assembly Bill 341 (AB 341) was signed into law in California to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. AB 341, also called the "Mandatory Commercial Recycling Regulation," requires businesses and multi-family residential dwellings of five units or more,that generate four or more cubic yards of commercial solid waste per week to implement recycling programs, on or after July 1, 2012. The regulatory approach to this legislation has been designed to be extremely flexible.

The goal is to divert 75% (previously 50%) of California's waste stream away from the landfill and instead towards recycling by the year 2020.

Calculate your recycling impact! The Commercial Climate Calculator or C3 is a tool to help businesses reduce the amount of money spent on waste hauling services, lower their greenhouse gas emissions, and keep reusable and recyclable material out of landfills. For more information, go to the CalRecycle website.

What can be recycled?

Here are just a few of the many materials that are able to be recycled.

  • Aluminum Cans and Foil
  • Magazines
  • Tin Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic Numbers 1 through 7
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Paper

How do I arrange for Recycling Services?

The City of Placentia has an agreement with Republic Services as our City's franchise hauler. They offer businesses with programs to help reach our goals, such as commercial recycling, waste audits, and more.  To implement a recycling program with Republic Services or if you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Republic Services’ Recycling Coordinator, Cathy Nguyen at (714) 238-3342 orcnguyen2@republiservices.com. You can view their brochure on AB 341 here.

Where to go for More Information? 

Republic Services

OC Waste & Recycling

CalRecycle