Commercial Business Recycling

Reduce Reuse Before Recycling

AB 341 – Mandatory Commercial Recycling

As of July 1, 2012recycling is mandated at all commercial businesses that generate four or more cubic yards of trash per week, and all multi-family residential properties with five units or more.

The City of Ventura and E. J. Harrison & Sons can provide free waste assessments to help businesses comply with this law. Options for recycling yard and food waste can also be discussed during free waste assessments. To set up a waste assessment at your business, call 805-652-4525.

Here are a few things you can do to assure your business is in compliance with this state law:

  • Make sure all employees are aware of what materials can be recycled. The City of Ventura and E.J. Harrison & Sons have free fliers and posters available.
  • Make sure you have adequate containers within your business to separate trash and recyclables. Make it convenient. Always put the trash and recycling containers next to each other. We can provide indoor recycling bins for your business.
  • Work with custodial staff to be sure that recyclables separated inside your business are actually going into your outside recycling bin.
  • For multi-family units, property managers should inform tenants of what materials can be recycled. We can provide indoor recycling containers for your residents.

Keep all recyclables out of the trash bin; trash does not get sorted so anything that goes in the trash bin will end up in the landfill!

Recycling Guidelines