Commercial Services

Waste Management is pleased to provide commercial recycling service that can help turn your trash into cash! Why pay more to throw away recyclables like paper, cardboard, magazines, bottles and cans? Recycling is an easy way to go green and save green, so if your business doesn’t have a recycling program, you’re missing out on an easy opportunity to conserve natural resources, save valuable landfill space, prevent global warming, and increase your bottom line! 

Learn more about your WM service, or find out how to sign up by viewing the Carson Commercial Welcome Packet. 

Businesses face operational challenges and priorities daily, and trash may not be at the top of your list. However, we can give you some very good reasons to take a look in that dumpster:

  • Potential cost savings
  • Convenient service option
  • Resource conservation
  • State requirement to reduce waste

Carson encourages you to take advantage of commercial recycling offered by Waste Management. By diverting recyclable commodities from your waste stream, you could reduce your trash bill significantly.

Recycling is an easy way to cut down on your solid waste disposal costs. By keeping items out of your trash, you can cut down on the number of waste bins and limit the frequency of your trash pickups. Less trash equals more cash for your business. 

California Legislation - AB341

With the adoption of AB 341, the state of California now requires commercial enterprises and public entities that generate four or more cubic yards per week of waste, and multi-family housing facilities with five or more units, to adopt recycling practices. Effective July, 2012. 

While AB341 may require some new actions on your part, rest assured Waste Management can help your business stay in compliance.

Please take a moment to review the Frequently Asked Questions below. 

Frequently Asked Questions

I have limited space for containers. How can I comply?

Waste Management provides a number of options to assist with your diverse needs. Contact Waste Management by emailing askgreen@wm.com today to customize a plan for your business.

Where can I find information on AB 341?

Read the official bill online: http://leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_0301-0350/ab_341_bill_20111006_chaptered.pdf

What do I need to do?

If you haven’t already set up recycling at your business ahead of the July, 2012 deadline, you may be out of compliance!  Contact Waste Management  by emailing askgreen@wm.com to set up your recycling account today. 

Will this add costs to my bill?

WM Recycling Experts will work with your company to establish recycling and provide opportunities for cost savings and increased sustainability.  In many cases, the addition of recycling service can reduce your overall cost of solid waste services over time. 

Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling- AB 1826 

Covered Businesses Must Have Organics Recycling 

Assembly Bill 1826- As part of California's recycling and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission goals, businesses will be required to collect yard trimmings, food scraps and food-soiled paper for composting, as of April 1, 2016. Multifamily buildings with five or more units are required to collect yard trimmings, as of April 1, 2016. These organic materials account for nearly one-third of the approximately 30 million tons of waste destined for California's landfills each year. Diverting organics from landfills for processing into compost and mulch reduces landfill GHG emissions and produces sustainable products that contribute to soil health, plant nutrition, water conservation and carbon sequestration.  Mandatory commercial organics recycling helps to meet the goals of California's Global Warming Solutions Act, AB 3 2.

 

WHO

Businesses that generate eight (8) cubic yards of organic waste per week, including food scraps and yard trimmings, are required to have organics recycling service as of April 1, 2016.

Multi-family properties with five (5) units or more that generate eight (8) cubic yards of organic waste per week are also covered. As of January 1, 2019 collection of food scraps and food soiled paper will be required. Some jurisdictions may require this sooner; check with your municipality.

WHAT

Food Scraps including solid, semi solid, and liquid food such as fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat, bones, poultry, seafood, bread, rice, pasta, and oils; coffee filters and tea bags; cut flowers and herbs.

Yard Trimmings including grass clippings, leaves, flowers, hedge trimmings, weeds, etc. Nonhazardous Wood including tree branches, trunks, and untreated lumber.

Food-Soiled paper is uncoated paper that is soiled with liquid or solid food waste and typically includes products such as napkins, towels, and tissues, paper plates, paper cups, fast food wrappers, egg cartons, used pizza boxes, wax-coated cardboard, and other similar paper or compostable packaging.

 

WHERE

Every jurisdiction in California is required to implement an organics recycling program and conduct outreach to regulated business as of January 1, 2016. In addition, jurisdictions are

required to monitor regulated business to ensure that they comply with recycling requirements.

WHEN

April  1, 2016, businesses and mutli-family buildings generating 8 cubic yards per week of covered organics shall arrange for organics recycling service.

January 1, 2017, businesses generating 4 cubic yards per week or organics shall arrange for organics recycling service.

January  1, 2019, businesses and multi-family properties generating 4 cubic yards of commercial solid waste (trash) shall arrange for organics recycling service.

HOW

Our trained employees can help you determine the size container and frequency of service required to meet your needs. Please contact customer service for more information.

For more information, visit: caIrecycle.ca.gov /Recycle/Commercial/Organics.