Commercial

Business Guide to Recycling

Business recycling is an important component to AB 939, also referred to as California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989. Businesses generate more than half of the solid waste In in California (more accurately 68%). The goal of the mandatory commercial recycling measure is to reduce greenhouse gas emission through waste diversion.

  • Downsize contents from expensive trash dumpsters by obtaining a less monetary recycling bins
  • Recycling tips for businesses are based on larger scale residential tips as well as the type of business
  • Target large volumes of materials used by business and recycle these materials in bulk to make money
  • Arrange recycling collection service for smaller quantities, because normally this will be less expensive than employing a disposal collection
  • Separate trash, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and paper bins; each can be taken to a recycling site and money can be gained from large volumes


Electronic Waste

E-waste refers to any unwanted electronic device: Computers and their respective parts; phones (cellular and otherwise); printers, inkjet and toner cartridges; CD’s and DVD’s; television sets and video games. Some waste, like inkjet and toner cartridges can be recycled through staples stores and hp.com for trade-ins, store credit or even cash back.

For further HP recycling program information visit the following link:
http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/environment/recycling/unwanted-hardware.html
 
Locations for Responsibly Recycling Electronic Waste
 
Best Buy
1650 2nd Street
 Beaumont, CA 92223
 (951) 845-1194
http://www.bestbuy.com/recycling 

Mandatory Commercial Recycling

Commercial (Business) and Multi-Family Recycling Requirements- Assembly Bill 341

Assembly Bill 341 mandates businesses generating four (4) cubic yards or more of waste per week and multi-family dwellings with five (5) or more units to recycle.  All businesses and multi-family properties; however, are encouraged to take advantage of recycling programs. 

For more information about recycling visit:
https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/recycle/commercial 

Mandatory Organics Waste Recycling

Commercial (Business) and Multi-Family Organics Recycling Requirements-Assembly Bill 1826

In April of 2016, AB 1826 California’s Mandatory Organic Waste Recycling Law, required businesses and multi-family properties that generate 8 cubic yards of organic waste to arrange for organic waste recycling services.  Effective January 2017, this requirement extended to businesses and multi-family properties that generate 4 cubic yards of organics waste. A summary of dates and future waste generation thresholds mandating the implementation of recycling programs is provided below

Year    Cubic Yards Generated Weekly
2016   8 (organic waste)
2017   4 (organic waste)
2019   4 (commercial solid waste, regardless of amount of organic waste)
2020   2 (commercial solid waste, if state does not meet goal) 

For more information about organics recycling visit:
http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/recycle/commercial/organics/