Commercial Recycling Service
The City contracts with Waste Management for commercial trash collection and recycling. Businesses in need of assistance may call (800) 266-7551 for billing/pick-up questions and other concerns.
*** All businesses and multi-family dwellings consisting of five or more units generating four or more cubic yards of solid waste per week are required to have a solid waste recycling program and organic recycling program in accordance with Assembly Bill 1826. If you have questions please call (909) 394-6212.
Mandatory Commercial Organic Recycling
Assembly Bill 1826 also known as the “Mandatory Organics Recycling Requirement” now requires businesses producing (4) or more cubic yards of solid waste per week and multi-family complexes with five (5) or more units to implement an organic recycling program and a solid waste recycling program. “Organic waste” means food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, nonhazardous wood waste, and food-soiled paper waste that is mixed in with solid waste. To meet the requirements businesses can engage in one or more of the following:
- Source separate organic waste from other waste and participate in a waste recycling service that includes collection and recycling of organic waste.
- Recycle organic waste on site, or self-haul organic waste off site for recycling.
- Subscribe to an organic waste recycling service that may include mixed waste processing that specifically recycles organic waste.
Mandatory Commercial Solid Waste Recycling
According to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), the business sector generates more than half of the solid waste in California (approximately 68 percent of waste disposed of). While significant commercial recycling already occurs, much of the commercial sector waste disposed of in landfills is clean enough to be recycled.
Beginning in 2013 a statewide regulation was mandated that ALL commercial businesses that generate four (4) or more cubic yards of waste including multifamily complexes with 5 or more units to utilize some form of recycling.
To be in compliance with this law, businesses and multifamily dwellings can take one or any combination of the following in order to reuse, recycle, compost or otherwise divert solid waste from disposal:
* Self-haul recyclable material for reclamation
* Subscribe to recycling service through the City’s franchised hauler
* Arrange for pickup of recyclables from a third-party hauler
* Subscribe to a recycling service that may include mixed waste processing that yields diversion results comparable to source separation.
The City of San Dimas partners with Waste Management to provide information to residents and businesses about mandatory commercial recycling and provide education to assist with compliance with this regulation.