The City contracts with Waste Management for Curbside and Business trash collection and recycling. Customers can call (800) 266-7551 for billing/pick-up questions or to schedule a bulky item pick up.
Commercial Recycling and Waste Reduction
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 recycler
* 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.
Mandatory Commercial Organic Recycling
Assembly Bill 1826 also known as the “Mandatory Organics Recycling Requirement” became effective April 1st, 2016 and requires businesses producing (4) or more cubic yards of organic waste per week and multi-family complexes with five (5) or more units to have an organic 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 of organic recycling businesses can engage in any 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.
January 1, 2016: Local jurisdictions shall have an organic waste recycling program in place. Jurisdictions shall conduct outreach and education to inform businesses how to recycle organic waste in the jurisdiction, as well as monitoring to identify those not recycling and to notify them of the law and how to comply.
April 1, 2016: Businesses that generate 8 cubic yards of organic waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.
January 1, 2017: Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards of organic waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.
August 1, 2017, and Ongoing: Jurisdictions shall provide information about their organic waste recycling program implementation in the annual report submitted to CalRecycle. (See above for a description of the information to be provided.)
Fall 2018: After receipt of the 2016 annual reports submitted on August 1, 2017, CalRecycle shall conduct its formal review of those jurisdictions that are on a two-year review cycle.
January 1, 2019: Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.
Fall 2020: After receipt of the 2019 annual reports submitted on August 1, 2020, CalRecycle shall conduct its formal review of all jurisdictions.
Summer/Fall 2021: If CalRecycle determines that the statewide disposal of organic waste in 2020 has not been reduced by 50 percent of the level of disposal during 2014, the organic recycling requirements on businesses will expand to cover businesses that generate 2 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week. Additionally, certain exemptions may no longer be available if this target is not met.
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