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Mandatory Commercial Recycling
Effective July 1, 2012, Assembly Bill 341 [AB341] requires that businesses that generate more than 4 cubic yards of commercial solid waste per week and multifamily residential dwellings of 5 units or more, must arrange for recycling services.  In an effort to assist you with this new law, our contracted hauler, CR&R Inc., offers a wide variety of recycling services. Please visit their website for further information.

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Your business may also donate and/or self-haul materials to a recycling facility.  Information about California’s new business recycling requirement is available at the CalRecycle website.

Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling
In October of 2014 Governor Brown signed AB 1826 requiring businesses to recycle their organic waste on or after April 1, 2016.  Organics wastes 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 waste over time.  The timeline below shows implementation requirements:

  •  2016 - All business with 8 or more cubic yards of organic waste per week.
  •  2017 - All businesses with 4 or more cubic yards of organic waste per week.
  •  2019- All business with 4 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week.

Returning organic materials to the soil drastically reduces the environmental impacts of landfills, reduces greenhouse gases, creates jobs and helps sustain California's agricultural industry.

CR&R Inc., the City of Hemet's franchised waste and recycling hauler, will offer an organics collection service for business in the spring of 2016.

To learn more about the organics waste recycling requirements please visit the CalRecycle website.

Start an Office Recycling Program!!
  1. Designate an office Recycling Coordinator: Select a coordinator to oversee your recycling program. The coordinator is responsible for arranging collection, encouraging employees to recycle and monitoring the recycling program
  2. Arrange for collection. Several collection options are available: contact CR&R Inc. (800-755-8112) for collection; designate an employee to deliver your recyclables to the nearest Hemet recycling center; or consider allowing your janitorial staff to keep the CRV in exchange for collecting the recyclables a win/win scenario.
  3. Get recycling bins. Contact CR&R Inc. about your new office program and the need for bins, or purchase bins for multiple locations in your office or transform some existing trash cans into recycling bins.  Now that's recycling.
  4. Identify CRV recyclable beverage containers. Educate employees on the various beverage containers in the CRV (California Redemption Value) program. From water bottles to iced tea, sports drinks and soda containers let your employees know what can be recycled.
  5. Location, location, location. Generate maximum participation by placing recycling bins at each break area, workstation, office, and cubicle.
  6. Make it easy Label the bins. Label recycling bins to indicate what items go in which bin. Most aluminum, glass and plastic beverage containers can be recycled and redeemed for cash at certified recycling centers.
  7. Kick-off the recycling program. Announce your new office-recycling program through an event or a series of internal emails leading up to the program kick-off.
  8. Keep up the enthusiasm. Create recycling incentive programs to keep  employee interest. Some simple ideas include:
  • Rewards for recycling. Use funds from redeemed beverage containers to sponsor quarterly office parties or coffee breaks.
  • Recognize employees who reduce the companys waste Recycler of the Month.
  • Let your customers know distribute waste reduction and recycling tips to spread your recycling message.