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AB 341 & AB 1826

Mandatory Business Recycling AB 341 & AB 1826 Effective July 1, 2012, the State's Mandatory Commercial Recycling law (AB 341) established mandatory commercial recycling and a Statewide goal to source reduce, recycle or compost no less than 75% of the solid waste generated by 2020 and annually thereafter. AB 341 requires all businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week and multi-family properties with 5 units or more to arrange for recycling services. Effective April 1, 2016, the State's Mandatory Organic Waste Recycling law (AB 1826) will phase in requirements for businesses and multi-family residences that generate specified amounts of organic waste to arrange for recycling services for that waste. AB 1826 Implementation Schedule:

Date Cubic Yards Generated Weekly
April 1, 2016 8 (organic waste)
January 1, 2017 4 (organic waste)
January 1, 2019 4 (commercial solid waste)
January 1, 2020 2 (commercial solid waste)

*Organic waste includes:  food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, nonhazardous wood waste and food-soiled paper waste that is mixed with food waste.