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Mandatory Commercial Recycling Regulation

State law (AB 341) has required certain businesses and multi-family housing of five or more units, to recycle since July 1, 2012.

Who is affected? 

Assembly Bill 341 requires all businesses, public and private, generating four or more cubic yards of waste weekly to recycle.

These business include, but are not limited to:

  • Corporations
  • Government Entities
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Establishments
  • Schools
  • Multi-family housing with five or more units

How can businesses comply with the law? 

The good news is that businesses subscribing to garbage collection services in Placer County are already in compliance with the law. That’s because with the OneBigBin program, garbage is taken to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where most recyclables are separated from the garbage for you! Learn more at

Are additional recycling opportunities available? 

Businesses can separate recyclables and take them to one of the following:

Western Placer County

Eastern Placer County

Or subscribe, free of charge, to separate recycling services:

  • Office Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Bottles and cans (eastern Placer County restaurants only)

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:

  • Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal at (530) 583-0148 (eastern Placer County)
  • Recology Auburn Placer at (530) 885-3735 or visit (western Placer County)

Still have questions?

How does the MRF work? 

Watch a video at to see how recycling happens in Western Placer County.

More about AB 341

For more information about the law, visit CalRecycle's Mandatory Commercial Recycling web page.

County Contact Info 

Placer County Environmental Utilities  |  530.889.6846