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Business and Multi-Tenant Dwelling Mandatory Services

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

Commercial and Multi-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 to adopt recycling practices.

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, and Waste Management is Here to Help!

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.

To learn more about AB 341 please visit CalRecycle's webpage.

Assembly Bill 1826 Mandatory Organics Recycling

Assembly Bill 1826 (AB 1826) requires businesses that generate a specified amount of organic waste per week arrange for recycling services for that waste. The law uses a tiered implementation schedule, which phases in requirements on businesses over time based on the amount and type of organics or waste the business produces on a weekly basis. Click here to learn more about AB 1826 and its requirements.


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 Compliance
Recology Vallejo is currently working with the City of Vallejo on programs to support  AB 1826.  In early 2016, businesses who fall within the requirements of AB 1826 will be notified about setting up an organics recycling program.  If you have question or would like to implement organics recycling for your business or multi-family dwelling complex, contact Recology Vallejo at (707) 552-3110.

AB 1826 Implementation Timeline

  •  April 1, 2016 - Businesses generating 8 cubic-yards per week of food waste shall arrange for food waste recycling service

  • January 1, 2017 - Businesses generating 4 cubic-yards per week of food waste shall arrange for food waste recycling service

  • January 1, 2019 - Businesses generating 4 cubic-yards per week of solid waste shall arrange for food waste recycling service

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