AB 341 requires businesses (public and private) to implement a recycling program if they are generating four cubic yards or more of solid waste per week as of July 1, 2012. If you aren’t sure if you generate more than four cubic yards of solid waste, check with your hauler.
AB 341 also requires multifamily complexes or apartment buildings of five units or more to implement a recycling program, regardless of how much waste they generate. The Torrance Municipal Code requires 3 and 4 unit buildings to recycle as well.
Implementing a recycling program includes activities that recycle, reuse or compost.
Owners and managers of affected properties can contact a permitted hauler to subscribe to recycling services, or haul their recyclables themselves.
The types of materials you can recycle may depend on what recyclable items you have and what the permitted hauler accepts. Contact a permitted hauler for more details. If you have specialized materials for recycling, Visit LA County Public Works Smart Business Recycling to search site for recyclers of a variety of materials.
During the time period that your site generates and subscribes to a weekly service of 4 cubic yards of solid waste, the business will need to recycle.
If your property has bins that provide an equivalent capacity, you are required to recycle (i.e., if you have a 3 cubic yard bin, and it is picked up twice a week, then you are required to recycle). Check your current trash hauling bill or call your hauler if you are not sure of your bin size.
CalRecycle offers a complete set of answers to Frequently Asked Questions about AB 341, including information about reporting, compliance and enforcement. For additional questions, contact City of Torrance Public Works at (310) 781-6900 or send an email to [email protected].