The new California Assembly Bill (AB) 341 requires all businesses that generate four (4) or more cubic yards of garbage per week and multi-family dwellings with five (5) or more units to recycle by July 1, 2012.* The specific statutory language for AB 341 can be found in the State's Public Resources Code: PRC Division 30, Part 3, Chapter 12.8, Section 42649.
Businesses include, but are not limited to:
- Office buildings
- Strip malls
- Government offices
Multi-family dwellings include:
The purpose of the new law is to:
- Reduce garbage from landfills
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
*San Carlos businesses and multi-family dwellings with two (2) cubic yards or more of garbage service per week must comply with the City's mandatory commercial recycling and organics ordinance.