Mandatory Recycling for Businesses and Multi-family Dwellings

AB 341 and AB 1826 Requirements

AB 341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling

Required to recycle if your property is:

  • A business that regularly disposes of solid waste, or
  • A multi-family dwelling of 5 units or more

Comply by:

  • Separating your recyclable materials from your trash and taking them to the recycling center
  • Subscribing to Blue Bin recycling services with your recycLA Service Provider

AB 1826 Mandatory Organics Recycling

Businesses and multi-family dwellings must have an organics (green waste) recycling program in place by:*

  • January 1, 2017 – generators of 4 or more cubic
    yards of organic waste per week
  • January 1, 2019 – generators of 4 or more cubic
    yards of solid waste per week
  • Summer/Fall 2021 – generators of 2 or more
    cubic yards of solid waste per week, if statewide
    disposal of organic waste is not decreased by

*Organics: defined by the State as food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, nonhazardous wood waste and food soiled paper waste that is mixed with food waste.

NOTE: Multi-family residential dwellings are NOT required to recycle food waste at this time

Comply by:

  • Donating the generated organics waste (food rescue)
  • Subscribing to Green bin organic waste services from your recycLA Service Provider
  • Recycling organic waste onsite or self-haul for organics recycling