Multi-Family Trash, Recycling, and Organics

Recycling

The process of collecting and processing materials to create new products. 

Materials that can be recycled: Plastic bottles and containers; Glass bottles and containers; Cardboard boxes; Aluminum beverage cans; Household containers; Paper;  Cans and containers 

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Organics

Any material that is biodegradable coming from an animal or plant. 

*For now, place your food waste in your BLACK bin. In the future, you will place food waste in your BROWN bin with your yard waste. More information on organics will come at a later date. In the meantime, individuals can compost on their own. 

Materials that can be composted: Food materials; Napkins; Tissues; Yard wasteOrganics_Half Page (2)

Important Information

SB 1383

SB 1383 was implemented in efforts to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) in various sectors of California's economy by reducing organic waste disposal by 50%from 2014 levels by 2020, and a 75% reduction by 2025. 

  • Complexes with five (5) or more units are required to divert organic materialsAt this time, only green waste diversion is required for compliance.  

For more information, visit SB 1383 

AB 341

AB 341, also called the "Mandatory Commercial Recycling Regulation," has a goal of diverting 75% (previously 50%) of California's waste stream away from the landfill and instead towards recycling by the year 2020. 

  • It is required of businesses and multi-family residential dwellings of five units or more cubic yards of commercial solid waste per week to implement recycling programs on or after July 1, 2012. 

For more information, visit AB 341

AB 1826 

AB 1826, also called "Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling" places requirements on businesses, multi-family residences, and jurisdictions to divert organic waste from landfills.

  • Effective September 15, 2020, all businesses generating two(2) cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste and 20 gallons or more of organic waste per week shall arrange for an organic waste recycling service.

For more information, visit AB 1826