Mandatory commercial recycling

The new California Assembly Bill (AB) 341 requires all businesses and multi-family complexes (with 5 units or more) that generate 4 or more cubic yards of garbage per week to recycle. This applies to you if you are already using a Recology dumpster or use an equivalent of 8 96-gallon garbage carts a week. Learn more about AB 341.


The purpose of the new law is to:
  • Reduce garbage from the landfills
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

How to comply

Do not place recyclable materials in your black or gray garbage bin. Recyclable materials include cardboard, glass bottles and cans, plastic containers numbered 1-7, milk and juice cartons, metal cans, office papers, newspapers, junk mail, magazines, phone books, soft/hard cover books, small scrap metal, and shredded paper (in clear, sealed plastic bags).

Businesses and multi-family complexes

Businesses that must abide by the law include, but are not limited to:
  • Government offices
  • Non-profits
  • Office buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Schools
  • Strip malls
Multi-family complexes include:
  • Apartments
  • Condominiums
  • Townhomes

Assistance is available

Contact Recology by visiting the Recology website to set up service or if you have additional questions.