Business and Multi-Tenant Dwelling Mandatory Services

Commercial and Multi-Dwelling services are required by the City of Vallejo, through Recology Vallejo.

Commercial and Multi Dwelling -Tenant services include:

Assembly Bill 341 - Mandatory Commercial Recycling

Assembly Bill  341 (AB 341) was adopted July 1, 2012. The legislation is designed to help meet California's recycling goal of 75% by 2020. This law requires California commercial enterprises, public entities that generate four or more cubic yards per week of waste, and multi-family dwellings with five or more units can take one, or any combination of the following actions in order to divert recyclable waste from the landfill:

Benefits of AB 341
AB 341 will reduce the amount of material going into local landfills while contributing to Solano County’s economy. The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery estimates that local jurisdictions, schools, and businesses will save $40 million to $60 million per year from 2012-2020, due to lower recycling costs versus disposal costs. A higher volume of recyclables will also create manufacturing and recycling jobs and help contribute to California’s competitiveness.

Compliance with AB 341 is Easy! To learn more about AB 341 please visit CalRecycle's webpage click here.

Recology Vallejo, the City's franchise waste hauler, is working with Vallejo businesses and multi-family dwellings to meet the AB 341 requirements.  Residents should contact Recology Vallejo at (707) 552-3110 for more information and to request a free waste and recycling audit.

Assembly Bill 1826 Mandatory Organics Recycling

Why Organic?

Mandatory recycling of organic waste is the next step toward achieving California’s recycling and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission goals. Organic waste such as green and food materials are recyclable through composting, mulching, and anaerobic digestion, which can produce renewable energy and fuel. Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions resulting from the decomposition of organic wastes in landfills have been identified as a significant source of emissions contributing to global climate change.

Food waste includes solid, semi-solid, and liquid food such as fruits, vegetables, cheese, meat, bones, poultry, seafood, rice, pasta and oils.

AB 1826-Mandatory Commercial AB1826 Organics 

Effective January 1, 2019, California Assembly Bill 1826 (AB 1826) mandates all businesses and Multi-Family Dwellings of 5 units or more, that generate 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste “trash, recycling, and organics” per week are subject to mandatory organics recycling. Businesses can take one, or any combination of the following actions in order to divert compostable waste from landfill:

  • Source separate organic waste from other waste and participate in a waste recycling service that includes collection and recycling of organic waste.

  • Recycle its organic waste on site through such means as compost, anaerobic digestion, and/or, vermicomposting.

  • Self-haul its organic waste off site for recycling.

Recology Vallejo collects the following organic materials: food waste, including food-soiled paper,  landscape and pruning waste, etc. However, Multi-Family Dwellings are not required to recycle food waste or food-soiled paper.  For more information regarding the organics waste recycling services that Recology Vallejo provides,  and/or, to subscribe for organic waste recycling service,  call (707) 552-3110 or click here.

If you have additional questions, please email us or call (707) 648-5346.