Assembly Bill 341 was added in 2011 to further increase recycling efforts, by adding requirements of a state-wide mandatory commercial recycling program. The purpose of the Act was to reduce GHG emissions by diverting commercial solid waste to recycling efforts and to expand the opportunity for additional recycling services and recycling manufacturing facilities in California.
Among the requirements, a business (includes public entities) that generates 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week or is a multifamily residential dwelling of five units or more shall arrange for recycling services. Likewise, a property owner of a commercial business or multifamily residential dwelling may require tenants to source separate their recyclable materials to aid in compliance.
The City’s efforts in complying with AB341 include comprehensive business evaluations, evaluations of multi-family and commercial complexes, educational outreach efforts, community workshops, the annual auditing of all nonexclusive franchises, and a newly developed Green Business Program.
We are also taking the following actions to ensure compliance and assist Montebello businesses achieve compliance:
On June 28, 2017, The City Council of the City of Montebello Approved Resolution 17-62, Establishing mandatory recycling requirements in accordance with California Assembly Bill's 341 and 1826.
Among the provisions of this Resolution, All public and private entities covered under the legislative confines of AB341 are required to implement a mandatory recycling program within 45-Days of the passage of this Resolution.
Please see the link below for a copy of Resolution 17-62 for additional information.
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Solid Waste and Recycling