Known as the Mandatory Commercial Recycling Program or Regulation, Assembly Bill (AB) 341 requires businesses and public entities that generate four (4) or more cubic yards of commercial solid waste per week or multifamily residential dwellings of five (5) units or more to arrange for recycling services by July 1, 2012.
If you self-haul to one of the County’s facilities, please be prepared to segregate the recyclables prior to bringing them. If you currently have curbside service, then please contact your hauler, Cal-Waste at (209) 795-1532 to arrange to set up or make changes to your service.
In Calaveras County you can recycle all plastics marked 1 through 7 in your mixed recyclables. Please double check the items before you toss them in the trash and make sure they are not recyclable in our County. This includes plastics, like yogurt cups, margarine, cottage cheese containers. It also includes plastic toys, tubs and pools.
Mixed recycling also includes glass bottles and jars, plastics, paper, paperboard and aluminum. Other recyclables to be segregated from your trash is metals, oil, filters, antifreeze, electronics, appliances, tires, hazardous wastes and cardboard.
If you want any information on the background and requirements of AB 341, please visit the State of California’s website.