If your business, organization, or multi-family housing development is required to comply with AB 341 and/or AB 1826, please contact your City-authorized waste hauler to set up the required recycling service immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Jackson Dodd (jdodd@lcf.ca.gov) in the Public Works Department.

 

California Assembly Bill 341 (AB 341), Mandated Commercial Recycling Requirements

California Assembly Bill 341 and associated regulations require commercial businesses and organizations with four or more cubic yards of refuse collection service per week, and multi-family housing developments with five or more dwelling units, to recycle materials such as paper, cardboard, plastics, glass, metals, food and yard waste. In the City of La Cañada Flintridge compliance with this law can be accomplished by source separating recyclable materials from other waste and participating in a recycling service that includes collection and recycling of recyclable materials; subscribing to a refuse collection service that includes processing of mixed waste to recover recyclable materials; and/or self-hauling recyclable materials off site for recycling.

 

California Assembly Bill 1826 (AB 1826), Mandated Organics Recycling Requirements

California Assembly Bill 1826 requires commercial businesses and organizations that generate four or more cubic yards of solid waste per week (refuse, recyclables and organic waste, including landscape and pruning waste hauled away by gardeners) to recycle their organic waste, which includes food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, non-hazardous wood waste, and food-soiled paper waste. In the City of La Cañada Flintridge compliance with this law can be accomplished by source separating organic waste from other waste and participating in a waste recycling service that includes collection and recycling of organic waste, and/or recycling organic waste on site or self-hauling organic waste off site for recycling.

 

California Assembly Bill 827 (AB 827)

Effective July 1, 2020, California Assembly Bill 827 requires businesses and organizations that are subject to AB 341 and/or AB 1826 to provide customers with solid waste recycling containers to collect material generated from products purchased on the premises. The containers must be visible and easily accessible to customers and clearly marked with labeling indicating which materials are appropriate for each container. The containers must be adjacent to each trash can (restroom waste bins are excluded). Full-service restaurants are exempted from providing containers for customers if containers are provided wherever trash containers are located for employees to recycle solid waste.