Mandatory Commercial Recycling

Local Businesses, did you know…?

  • As of July 1, 2012 California businesses are required to recycle if they produce 4 cubic yards, or more, of waste per week or Multi-Family dwellings of 5 or more units. See below for compliance information.

  • Recycling makes financial sense! More often than not, recycling collection service is half the price of garbage collection service.

  • The Tehama County/Red Bluff Landfill does not charge for recyclables. Be sure to separate recyclables from trash in advance of self-hauling to the Landfill.

  • Gain free public recognition through advertisements of your business’ waste reduction efforts. Join the Smart Business Alliance, it’s free! Partners receive free Mandatory Commercial Recycling compliance assistance, free recycling bins while supplies last and much more.

  • Waste is a symptom of an inefficient process and there are money saving opportunities at each step. Contact the Agency at (530) 528-1103 for more money saving tips through waste reduction at the work place.

Every bit that can be recycled helps keep energy costs down and minimizes pollution associated with the manufacturing process!

Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law – Assembly Bill 341

As of July 1, 2012 California State law requires the following businesses to arrange for recycling services:

  • Any business that generates 4 cubic yards of waste per week; or

  • Any multi-family establishment of 5 or more units

Businesses and Multi-Family communities that meet the threshold must recycle at the place of work or jobsite. The following are recycling options to comply with the mandate:

  1. Subscribe to the recycling collection service of Green Waste of Tehama (530) 528-8500 if located in the unincorporated County or the City of Red Bluff or subscribe with Waste Management (530) 824-4700 if located in the City of Corning. Recycling service provided by either Green Waste of Tehama or Waste Management features single-stream recycling. Simply place all of your recyclables (cans, bottles, plastic, paper, cardboard, etc.) in the recycling dumpster. There is no need to further segregate the recyclables by material type.

  2. Donate recyclable materials to a recycling company. Contact North Valley Services at (530) 527-0407 Ext. 104 for free paper recycling or donate to another recycling company.

  3. Self-haul recyclable material to the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) at the Tehama County/Red Bluff Landfill for free, as long as all items are recyclable and segregated from trash.

  4. Self-haul recyclables to a local recycling center (e.g. Big Foot Recycling, Rob’s Recycling, etc.)

Please note, in many instances you can reduce your garbage service and the associated bill by implementing recycling.

Please contact the Agency to assist with recycling services, including but not limited to, FREE deskside recycling bins, while supplies last.

Note: California State law requires apartment owners to offer recycling services at resident(s) request. Apartment owners may require tenants to recycle.

View the Mandatory Commercial Recycling notification letter sent to businesses in the City of Red Bluff and unincorporated Tehama County and the Mandatory Commercial Recycling notification letter sent to businesses in the City of Corning.

Further compliance information is also available by calling the Agency at (530) 528-1103.

Receive FREE recognition in local newspapers, Chamber of Commerce websites, and the Agency website for being a business that reduces waste and recycles. Join the Smart Business Alliance (SBA) today!

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