The City of Oceanside Municipal Code Chapter 13 requires that Oceanside residents, businesses and apartment complexes separate all recyclable materials from other solid waste. Additionally, the State of California regulations require all California businesses to participate in Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling (AB 1826) and Mandatory Commercial Recycling (AB 341). The good news is the City's Zero Waste team is here to help! Read more about the state regulations and how the Zero Waste team can help your business comply below.
Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling (AB 1826)
In October of 2014, Governor Brown signed AB 1826 requiring businesses to recycle their organic waste on and after April 1, 2016, depending on the amount of waste they generate per week. Organic waste (also referred to as organics throughout this resource) means food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, nonhazardous wood waste, and food-soiled paper waste that is mixed in with food waste. This law phases in the mandatory recycling of commercial organics over time. In particular, the minimum threshold of organic waste generation by businesses decreases over time, which means that an increasingly greater proportion of the commercial sector will be required to comply.
During Summer and Fall of 2016-2017, meetings will be held for generators, waste haulers, food processors, and other community organizations to help develop sustainable strategies for food waste diversion and improvements to waste collection and storage practices.
Questions or concerns? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and view how the City can help your business comply with AB 1826 below.
Mandatory Commercial Recycling (AB 341)
California Assembly Bill AB 341 was enacted July 1, 2012, requiring all California cities to divert a minimum of 75% of waste from landfills by 2020. This law also requires both businesses that generate four cubic yards or more of solid waste weekly and multifamily complexes with 5 units or more to participate in recycling programs. Additionally, the City of Oceanside is the first city in San Diego County to adopt a Zero Waste Plan to support and surpass the goals set forth by AB 341. The City of Oceanside cannot reach these goals without each business doing its part. Recycling is the right decision for your business, your community and the earth. By making recycling a part of your daily routine you will not only save precious and limited natural resources, and enjoy a healthier environment, you may also reduce your waste disposal costs.
Questions or concerns? Please email email@example.com and learn how the City can help your business comply with AB 341 below.
The City of Oceanside's Zero Waste Team is here to help your business!
The City of Oceanside Zero Waste Team offers a variety of services and programs to help you implement sustainable processes into your business routines. The following tools are offered to businesses free of charge.
If you are interested in any of these programs or would like further information, please complete the Solid Waste and Recycling Service Review Form available for download by clicking here. Email this completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.