Mandatory Commercial Recycling (AB 341): Effective July 1, 2012, the State of California passed AB 341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling Program. Its purpose is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting commercial solid waste through recycling. The law mandates all City of Orange Cove businesses generating four (4) or more cubic yards of waste per week and multi-family apartments with five (5) or more units participate in some kind of regular recycling program.
The State mandate requires your business and tenants separate recyclable materials (see flyer below for list of acceptable material). The City of Orange Cove, in partnership with Pena’s Disposal, Inc., is working diligently towards achieving full compliance with the State’s mandate.
Mandatory Organics Law (AB 1826): Effective April 1, 2016, the State of California passed AB 1826 requiring businesses to implement an organic waste recycling program to divert organic waste generated by businesses, including multifamily residential dwellings that consist of (5) or more units. Organic waste means food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, nonhazardous wood waste, and food-soiled paper waste that is mixed in with food waste. Mandatory recycling of organic waste is the next step towards achieving California’s aggressive recycling and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission goals. The City of Orange Cove is in the process of implementing an organic waste recycling program in collaboration with Peña’s Disposal to comply with mandatory law.
Peña’s Disposal Services, Inc.
12094 Avenue 408
Cutler, CA 93615