Mandatory Commercial Recycling

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Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law  -  Assembly Bill 341


    As of July 1, 2012 California State law requires the following business to arrange for              recycling services:

    • Any business that generates 4 cubic yards or more of waste per week; or
    • Any multi-family establishment of 5 or more units


Businesses and Multi-Family communities that meet the threshold must recycle at the place of work or jobsite. The following are recycling options to comply with the mandate:

  • Subscribe to the recycling collection service of Green Waste of Tehama (528‐8500) if located in the unincorporated County or the City of Red Bluff or subscribe with Waste Management if located in the City of Corning. Recycling service provided by either GreenWaste of Tehama or Waste Management features single‐stream recycling. Simply place all of your recyclables (cans, bottles, plastic, paper, cardboard, etc.) in the recycling dumpster. There is no need to further segregate the recyclables by material type.
  • Donate recyclable materials to a recycling company. Contact North Valley Services for free paper recycling at 528‐3035 or donate to another recycling company.
  • Self‐haul recyclable material to the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) at the Tehama County/Red Bluff Landfill for free, as long as all items are recyclable and segregated from trash.
  • Self‐haul recyclables to a local recycling center(e.g. Big Foot Recycling, Rob’s Recycling etc.)

Please note, in many instances you can reduce your garbage service and the associated bill by implementing recycling.

Please call the Agency to assist with recycling services, including but not limited to, FREE desk-side recycling bins, while supplies last. 

Note: California State law requires apartment owners to offer recycling services at resident(s) request. Apartment owners may require tenants to recycle.

View the Mandatory Commercial Recycling notification letter sent to businesses in the City of Red Bluff and unincorporated Tehama County and theMandatory Commercial Recycling notification letter sent to businesses in the City of Corning.

Further compliance information is also available by calling the Agency at (530) 528-1103.

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