Pharmaceutical Disposal (PDF)
Effective July 1, 2012, California Assembly Bill (AB) 341 states that all businesses and public entities that generate four (4) or more cubic yards of garbage per week and multi-family dwellings with five (5) or more units are subject to mandatory recycling. The purpose of the law is to reduce garbage from landfills and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Businesses and multi-family dwellings that meet the garbage generation thresholds are required to do one of the following:
The City will monitor whether affected generators are complying with the requirements to recycle. If a business is not in compliance, the City will inform them of the requirement to recycle and how they can recycle.
Compliance is easy through the BizSMART program available through Recology San Mateo County!
Recycling collection services are provided at NO additional charge if you already subscribe to garbage collection services. Please contact Recology to set up service or to answer any questions at 650-595-3900.
If you are already recycling - thank you!
The 75% Diversion Goal
AB 341 also declares that it is the “policy goal” of the State to achieve 75% diversion by the year 2020. However, CalRecycle shall not establish or enforce a diversion rate on a jurisdiction that exceeds the current 50% diversion rate.
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