In October 2011, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 341 into law, setting a 75% recycling goal for California by Year 2020. The purpose of this new law is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting commercial solid waste from landfills and to expand opportunities for recycling in California.
AB 341 requires all California commercial or public entities that generate 4 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week, and multifamily dwellings of 5 or more units, to implement recycling programs by July 1, 2012.
Businesses and multifamily complexes may utilize 1 or any combination of the following options to comply with the new law:
Separate and haul your recyclables to a recycling center
Separate recyclables and have them picked up by a recycling contractor. In Azusa, you cannot pay to have recyclables collected - the contractor must collect them for free or pay you for your recyclables.
Continue to discard them with your regular trash and Athens Services will separate the recyclables from trash at their material recovery facility (MRF).