COMMERCIAL AND MULTI-FAMILY RECYCLING
Commercial, industrial, and construction/demolition activities comprise approximately 66 percent of statewide waste generation while large multi-family residential complexes generate almost nine percent of statewide solid waste.;
Disposing of commercial waste that could otherwise be recycled and reused drains natural resources, harms California Environment, prevents economic growth and recycling sector job creation, and contributes to global warming.
While some commercial recycling already occurs, much of the commercial waste still disposed in landfills is easily recyclable.;By increasing commercial recycling, businesses and multifamily complexes can reduce costly disposal fees and reclaim valuable resources.
KEY ELEMENTS OF THE LAW
The purpose of the State's mandatory commercial recycling regulation effective July 1, 2012, is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting commercial solid waste to recycling efforts and to expand the opportunity for additional recycling services and recycling manufacturing facilities in California.
IMPLEMENTATION DATES:;MANDATORY COMMERCIAL RECYCLING PROGRAM
July 1, 2012, Business and Local Jurisdiction Commercial Recycling Program Implementation