Mandatory Commercial Recycling Regulation
New: Mandatory Commercial Recycling Regulation –
Effective July 1, 2012
As of July 1, 2012, state law (AB 341) requires certain
businesses and multi-family housing of five or more units, to
recycle. See the information below to find out if this law applies
to you and if you are in compliance.
Who is affected?
· All businesses, public and private, generating four or
more cubic yards of waste weekly, including but not limited to:
o Government Entities
o Retail Establishments
o Multi-family housing with five or more units
How can affected entities comply with the new State
One Big Bin – The good news is that businesses subscribing
to garbage collection services in Placer County are already in
compliance with the new regulations. That’s because with the
One Big Bin program, garbage is taken to a Materials Recovery
Facility (MRF) where most recyclables are separated from the
garbage for you! Learn more at www.onebigbin.com.
Are additional recycling opportunities available?
· Self Haul – Separate your recyclables yourself
and take them to one of the following:
Western Placer County
o Western Placer
Waste Management Authority MRF
o Auburn, Meadow Vista or Foresthill Transfer Station; click
for more information.
Eastern Placer County
· Hauler Recycling Programs – Subscribe, free of
charge, to separate recycling services:
o Office Paper
o Bottles and cans (eastern Placer County restaurant
Free site visits from your hauler are available, upon request,
to help you determine ways to improve your recycling. To request a
site visit, call:
o Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal at (530) 583-0148
(eastern Placer County)
o Recology Auburn Placer at (530) 885-3735 or visit
(western Placer County)
Still more questions?
· For more information on the Mandatory Commercial
Recycling law and the responsibilities of business owners, visit
the CalRecycle website: www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Climate/Recycling/default.htm
· To learn how the MRF works in Western Placer County,
visit www.onebigbin.com and
watch the video
· Show your customers that you implement business
practices which increase sustainability through solid waste
reduction and recycling through the Placer Green Business Program
(certifications also available for energy and water efficiency,
green building, or alternative transportation and pollution
prevention). Learn more at www.sacberc.org/SASB/placer.
· Contact Placer County staff at