Commercial Trash & Recycling
Since November 2015 CR&R Environmental Services has been the single franchised waste hauler for the City of Artesia, and has been responsible for providing refuse and recycling services to commercial customers. Call (866) 949-9694 to establish service or if you have questions about your account.
Recycling by Businesses Required Under State Laws
AB 341 requires commercial recycling for businesses and multifamily complexes with at least 5 units that generate more than 4 cubic yards of solid waste per week as of July 1, 2012. For more information on the legislation please visit the CalRecycle website. Mandatory Commercial Recycling (MCR) AB 341 requires all jurisdictions to meet the diversion goal of 75% by the year 2020.
Who is affected by AB 341?
Businesses that generate 4 or more cubic yards of waste per week and multi-family dwellings with 5 or more units.
What can businesses do to be compliant with regulations?
- Participate in a recycling programs with CR&R
- Donate, sell, and or self-haul materials to a recycling facility
- Arrange for the pickup of recyclable materials.
- Subscribe to a recycling service that may include mixed waste processing that yields diversion results comparable to source separation.
For more information on Mandatory Commercial Recycling (AB 341) please see the California Resources, Recycling and Recovery CalRecycle website.
Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling (MORe)
AB 1826 requires businesses to separate their food scraps and green waste for recycling.
Who is affected by AB 1826?
As of January 1, 2017, businesses that generate 4 or more cubic yards or organic waste per week. Beginning January 1, 2019, businesses that generate 4 or more yards of solid waste per week. As of January 1, 2021, the requirement has been lowered to 2 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week, including trash, recycling, and organics.
What can these entities do to be compliant with regulations?
Commercial businesses can subscribe to organic waste recycling service through CR&R. For more information on Mandatory Commercial Recycling (AB 341) please see the California Resources, Recycling and Recovery CalRecycle website.
Implementing and Complying With SB 1383
In September 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383), establishing methane emissions reduction targets in a statewide effort to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants. SB 1383 establishes targets to achieve a 75 percent reduction in the statewide disposal of organic waste from the 2014 level by 2025. In addition to organics/food waste recycling under AB 1826, SB 1383, requires that not less than 20 percent of currently disposed of edible food must be recovered for human consumption by 2025 for Tier 1 and Tier 2 edible food generators.
See https://www2.calrecycle.ca.gov/Docs/Web/118917 for more information who are Tier1 and Tier 2 edible food generators.
- Edible Food Rescue Organizations:
- Food Finders: https://www.foodfinders.org/
- Associated Student Inc. Beach Pantry at Cal State Long Beach: https://asicsulb.org/corporate/discover/beach-pantry
See https://irecyclesmart.com/organics/ for more information about food recycling.
See https://calrecycle.ca.gov/organics/slcp/collection/for background information about SB 1383.
Go to the CR&R website for programs offered by CR&R to help your business comply.