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City of Rancho Cordova Business and Multi-Family Recycling Program

City of Rancho Cordova Business and Multi-Family Recycling Program

Please contact one of the franchised haulers to arrange collection for commercial garbage, commingled recycling, and organics recycling services.

Business Recycling

The Business and Multi-Family Recycling Ordinance has been in effect since 2008 and now includes organics recycling. The following provides a summary of the Business and Multi-Family Recycling and Organics Recycling Ordinance requirements and how your business or multi-family complex can benefit.

Mandatory Business and Multi-Family Recycling

Nearly a quarter of what is thrown away by the commercial sector in California is recyclable. The number one thrown away item is paper, which makes up 20% of commercial garbage. Recyclable materials can be processed to make new products, which helps save energy and water, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve virgin natural resources.

Businesses that subscribe to 4 or more cubic yards of waste collection service per week and multi-family residential properties of 5 or more units, regardless of waste collection service level, are required to implement an on-site recycling program and recycle all of their recyclable material which includes items like glass, plastic, metals, clean paper and cardboard.

Read below for business and multi-family recycling program requirements. 

Business and Multi-Family Recycling Program Requirements

1. Complete a Recycling Plan

Your waste hauler will provide a Recycling Plan if your business or multi-family property is subject to the Ordinance. The Recycling Plan includes summary information about your business and indicates how you will comply with the Ordinance.

2. Separate recyclables from trash.

Recyclables include mixed paper, newspaper, magazines, junk mail, cardboard, plastic containers (#1-#7), glass containers, and aluminum and tin cans. You can download a more complete list of recyclable items here.

3. Provide for the collection and delivery of recyclables to a recycling facility by either

  • Entering into a Service Agreement with a franchised hauler or authorized recycler for the collection of recyclables; OR
  • "Self-hauling" recyclables to an appropriate facility. For this option you must complete and retain on-site a Self-haul Certification Form.

4. Provide containers to collect recyclable materials in businesses and multi-family complexes.

5. Post and maintain signs in areas where recyclables are collected.

6. Educate employees and tenants about the program.

Recyclable Materials

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For detailed information about business, multi-family residential property and the City's requirements under AB 341 -Mandatory Commercial Recycling, visit the CalRecycle FAQ page.

Mandatory Business and Multi-Family Organics Recycling

Organic materials make up about half of what is thrown away in California. The number one item that ends up in the garbage in California is food. Much better uses for food include food donation programs, onsite composting, or waste hauler food waste collection, which turns the material into energy through anaerobic digestion or compost products for farms and landscaping. 

Businesses and multi-family residential properties are required to recycle all of their organic material, which includes items like food scraps, yard trimmings, leaves and wood. 

Do you know what to do with your food scraps? Find out how we can save our landfills and turn our food waste into a resource by reading this handy guide.

Are You a Covered Generator?

The following chart shows the state-mandated implementation schedule:

DATE GENERATED ORGANIC WASTE 
 April 1, 2016  8 cubic yards or more of organic waste per week 
 January 1, 2017  4 cubic yards or more of organic waste per week 
 January 1, 2019  4 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week 

*Apartment complexes are not required to have a food waste diversion program, but are required to divert green waste (tree branches, yard trimmings, etc.)

Business and Multi-Family Organics Recycling Program Requirements

1. Complete a Recycling Plan

Your waste hauler will provide a Recycling Plan if your business or multi-family property is subject to the Ordinance. The Recycling Plan includes summary information about your business and indicates how you will comply with the Ordinance.

2. Separate organic material from trash.

Organic material includes all food scraps, yard trimmings, leaves, wood, and may include food stained paper products such as paper towels, paper plates, and tissues.  

3. Provide for the collection and delivery of recyclables to a recycling facility by either

  • Entering into a Service Agreement with a franchised hauler or authorized recycler for the collection of recyclables; OR
  • "Self-hauling" recyclables to an appropriate facility. For this option you must complete and retain on-site a Self-haul Certification Form.

4. Provide containers to collect organic materials in businesses and multi-family complexes.

5. Post and maintain signs in areas where recyclables are collected.

6. Educate employees and tenants about the program.

For detailed information about business, multi-family residential property and the City's organics recycling requirements under AB 1826 - Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling, visit the CalRecycle FAQ page.

Who are the waste haulers and authorized recyclers that can help me comply with this ordinance?

Franchised Haulers for Commercial and Multi-Family Hauling Phone Numbers
Advance Disposal, Inc (916) 444-8676 
Atlas Disposal Industries, LLC (916) 455-2800
GreenWaste of Sacramento (Zanker) (916) 429-9900
North Cal Hauling (916) 381-9033
Patrick's Construction Clean Up, Inc. (916) 452-5495
Quality Construction Clean Up (916) 388-8989
Republic Services (916) 631-0600
Waste Management of Sacramento (916) 387-1400
Waste Removal and Recycling (916) 453-1400 

Waste Assessments or Assistance

The City of Rancho Cordova is here to help. If you would like a waste assessment at your business or apartment complex, or assistance with starting an organics recycling program, please contact the following:

Natalie Lessa
City of Rancho Cordova Recycling Coordinator
(916) 851-8935
nlessa@cityofranchocordova.org

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