Recycling Laws

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Who is required to comply?

  • April 1, 2016: Businesses that generate eight cubic yards of organic waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.
  • January 1, 2017: Businesses that generate four cubic yards of organic waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.
  • January 1, 2019: Businesses that generate four cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services..
  • Summer/Fall 2021: If CalRecycle determines that the statewide disposal of organic waste in 2020 has not been reduced by 50 percent of the level of disposal during 2014, the organic recycling requirements on businesses will expand to cover businesses that generate two cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week.

Contact Marin Sanitary Service at 415-456-2601 to see if your business is required to participate.

How do I comply?

You must separate organic materials from your solid waste stream and either:

• Enroll in the commercial composting or Food 2 Energy program.

• Recycle organic waste on site, or self-haul its organic waste off site for recycling.

• Subscribe to an organic waste recycling service that may include mixed waste processing that specifically recycles organic waste.

Links to law and county ordinances. 

Cal Recycle  In addition to having helpful information on AB 1826, this site has the most up to date information on all waste management issues.

Case Study Link

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Law Basics:

Who is required to comply?

• All Commercial accounts including businesses, schools, and institutions that generate four or more cubic yards of solid waste per week.

• All Multifamily Apartment Buildings with 5 or more units.

How do I comply?

You must separate recyclable materials from your solid waste stream and either:

• Subscribe to Marin Sanitary Service to collect your materials curbside.

• Self-haul your materials to a Recycling Facility and/or allow the collection of recyclables, so that the separated material is diverted from disposal to recycling, reuse, or composting activities.

• Subscribe to a recycling service that includes mixed waste processing as part of a system in combination with other programs, activities, or processes that divert recyclable materials from disposal and yields diversion results comparable to source separation.

Links to law and county ordinances

Institute for Local Government .  This site has many helpful tools for businesses to use to improve or set up recycling programs.

Cal Recycle .  In addition to having helpful information on AB 341, this site has the most up to date information on all waste management issues.

San Rafael Construction and Demolition Ordinance . Details on expectations for C&D diversion.

 

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