In 2011, the California Legislature adopted AB 341 requiring California cities to implement a commercial solid waste recycling program that consists of education, outreach and monitoring of businesses.
The law requires multi-family residences with four or more units to provide recycling for their residents. Those complexes that don’t currently have recycling services must comply with State law by December 31, 2020.
Waste Management staff and City staff will be contacting all multi-family residences to establish recycling in compliance with State law. If you would like to initiate recycling services at your complex, please contact Waste management (WM) directly.
Multi-family complexes are not required to have a food waste diversion program; however, those with 5 or more units generating enough landscape related organics will be required to recycle their green waste. Multi-family complexes should contact Waste Management to initiate organics recycling or, if they have a landscaper, ensure the landscaper is properly recycling the green waste.