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.
Here are just a few of the many materials that are able to be recycled.
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 goal, such as commercial recycling, waste audits, and more. For more information please visit Republic Services. You can reach them by phone at (714) 238-2444. You can view their brochure on AB 341 (PDF).