Commercial Business Recycling – It’s the LAW as of July 1, 2012 – What Every Ventura Business Needs to Know

Conserving our natural resources is essential for the health and well-being of our community and our planet.

In keeping with this sentiment, beginning July 1, 2012, the State of California has made business recycling mandatory.  According to the newly enacted legislation (AB341), businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of trash per week (the equivalent of a large commercial dumpster) and all multifamily complexes with five or more units (regardless of the amount of trash they generate), will be required to recycle.

Compliance is determined by solid waste service capacity. Businesses that share trash service accumulating the 4 cubic yards or more of trash per week must comply even if individually, the businesses do not generate that amount of trash.

Businesses are defined as firms, partnerships, corporations, non-profit entities, strip malls (property complexes containing two or more commercial entities), industrial facilities, schools, colleges, universities and government facilities.

If your business does not already subscribe to commercial recycling service, please contact E.J. Harrison to set up service at:  (805) 647-1414.

The City of Ventura’s Environmental Sustainability Division is also on hand to answer any questions you may have about this new legislation as well as offer your business a FREE Business Waste Assessment.

Find out how you can recycle, reuse and save on your bills.  Call Environmental Specialist Courtney Lindberg at (805) 667-6502  Also visit our Website!

CLICK HERE to WATCH  the VIDEO explaining the FREE Business Assessment Program!

CLICK HERE to VIEW the Mandatory Commercial Recycling Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)!

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