California Law AB 341 requires businesses to recycle. The purpose of the law is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting commercial solid waste to recycling efforts. According to the State, the commercial sector generates nearly three fourths of the solid waste in California. In Sonoma County, it is estimated that 70% of what is being landfilled in Sonoma County could be recycled.
AB 341 came into effect on July 1, 2012.
What can be recycled will vary by business. However, this program targets mainly single-stream recycling where paper and bottles and cans are mixed together. These items are then locally processed for recycling at a materials recovery facility.
Does your business throw vegetable food waste in the garbage? If your business would like options for composting, visit commercial food waste composting.
It's easy to start or expand your single-stream recycling program.
Note: Any business or individual may donate, sell and/or otherwise arrange for the pickup of recyclable materials.
For more information and to schedule outreach, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 565-3375.
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County code Chapter 22, Sec. 22-2 requires that commercial buildings with fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet of floor space or greater, and multiple housing units with seven (7) or more bedrooms, or any facility generating or anticipated to generate one (1) cubic yard or more of refuse per week, shall provide sufficient container area(s) to house the number and size of containers required.