AB 341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling
Lake Elsinore Business Owners:
In October of 2011 Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 341, commonly referred to as “The Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law.” This new law requires that, effective July 1, 2012, commercial recycling services be offered to all commercial businesses which currently generate four (4) or more cubic yards of commercial solid waste per week. The new California Law allows for commercial recycling services be offered to you at your option. Commercial recycling services are offered for your convenience through your exclusive solid waste and recycling services provider, CR&R Incorporated. If you are currently recycling, thank you for your efforts. If your business is not currently recycling, please continue reading.
Beginning July 1, 2012, Assembly Bill 341 [AB341] requires all businesses in California that generate four or more cubic yards of waste per week to recycle. In an effort to assist you with this new law, our contracted hauler (CR&R Environmental Services), offers a wide variety of recycling services. Please visit their website at www.crrwasteservices.com for further information.
Your business may also donate and/or self-haul materials to a recycling facility. Information about California’s new business recycling requirement is available from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery [CalRecycle] at www.calrecycle.ca.gov/climate/recycling. We would suggest you keep records of these activities for future potential reference.
Opportunities To Save Resources And Help The Environment
- Recycling conserves natural resources and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. It extends the life of our landfills and helps to create a healthy environment for our community and for future generations.
Be Sure To Educate Your Employees
- Employees are critical to the success of a business recycling program. Please make sure your employees know which materials can be recycled and where to place recyclable materials for temporary storage and ultimate collection. Copies of the enclosed brochure may be useful to help educate and inform employees about proper recycling procedures. Further information can also be found on CR&R's website www.crrwasteservices.com.
What Not To Place In Your Recycling Bins
It is illegal to place Hazardous Waste in your recycling or solid waste containers. For further information regarding Hazardous Waste disposal, please go to the Riverside County Waste Management Department website at www.rivcowm.org. This website provides information on Hazardous Waste disposal and whether certain materials can be recycled if handled properly.
- Hazardous Waste such as batteries, paint, antifreeze, chemicals and cleaning products should not be mixed in with your recyclable materials set out for collection. Instead, these Hazardous Wastes should be recycled or disposed of properly. You may dispose of these items at the City's Household Hazardous Waste Facility on the first Saturday.
- Electronic devices such as old computers, monitors, TVs, and cell phones are recyclable but also contain hazardous materials. They should not be placed in recycling bins or in trash bins.