Mandatory Commercial Recycling - AB 341

The new California Assembly Bill (AB) 341 requires all businesses that generate 4 or more cubic yards of garbage per week to recycle. The specific statutory language for AB 341 can be found in the state's Public Resources Code: PRC Division 30, Part 3, Chapter 12.8, Section 42649.

Businesses include, but are not limited to:
  • Government offices
  • Nonprofits
  • Office buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Schools
  • Strip malls
The purpose of the new law is to:
  • Reduce garbage from landfills
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Compliance Through the BizSMART Program
Compliance is easy through the BizSMART program available through Recology San Mateo County!

Recycling collection services in the blue recycling cart or bin are provided at no additional charge if you subscribe to garbage collection services, and with BizSMART, recycling has never been easier! Simply contact Recology to set up service or answer any questions.

Other Compliance
In addition to having recycling services services provided by Recology, customers can also self-haul the recyclables or arrange for their pickup.