Effective July 1, 2012, businesses that generate four cubic yards or more of waste per week and all multi-family complexes with five or more units are required to recycle under a new State Bill (AB341) directed by CalRecycle.
The goal of AB341 is to increase statewide recycling rates to 75% by year 2020 with aims of reducing greenhouse emissions by diverting commercial solid waste. Currently, State law requires local governments to reduce waste disposed in landfills by 50%. To learn more, visit the CalRecycle website and enter “ab341” in the Search field.
For assistance with implementing a new - or expanding an existing - recycling program at your multi-family complex or business site, or for help understanding and complying with the State mandate AB341, contact the Valley Vista Services Recycling Coordinator at 626-961-6291 or the Diamond Bar City Manager’s Office at 909-830-7013.
Multi-family dwellings (apartment buildings, condominiums, and town homes) have access to communal refuse / recycling bins; the quantity and type of bins vary with each location depending on a number of factors such as the number of units, container storage space, and contract service specifications.
To help recover as many recyclables as possible, multifamily waste streams are sent to a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) for hand-sorting of materials for recycling and refuse for disposal.
Visit our Rates page for information on the cost for carts and pickups.
Contact Valley Vista Services at 800-442-6454 for more information.