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Commercial Services

Commercial Services

City Of Chico (and surrounding urban area):

Refuse, Recology Butte Colusa Counties Commercial Servicecardboard, mixed recycling, green waste, food scraps and debris box services are available to businesses in Chico. Specialized recycling programs based on customers' needs are also available.

For more information on our commercial services please, contact us.

 

City of Colusa:

Recology Butte Colusa Counties is the sole provider of refuse, recycling and debris box services for businesses in the City of Colusa. 

For more information on our commercial services, please contact us.

 

City Of Oroville:

Recology Butte Colusa Counties is the sole provider of refuse, recycling, food scraps and debris box services for businesses in the City of Oroville. We also set up specialized recycling programs based on the customers' needs.

For more information on our commercial services, please contact us.

 

City Of Williams:

Recology Butte Colusa Counties is the sole provider of refuse, recycling and debris box services for businesses in the City of Williams. 

For more information on our commercial services, please contact us.

 

Butte County:

Refuse, Recology Butte Colusa Counties Commercial Servicecardboard, mixed recycling, green waste, and debris box services are available to businesses in Butte County. Specialized recycling programs based on customers' needs are also available.

For more information on our commercial services, please contact us.

 

Colusa County (including Arbuckle, Maxwell & Princeton):

Recology Butte Colusa Counties is the sole provider of refuse, recycling and debris box services for businesses in Colusa County. 

For more information on our commercial services, please contact us.

California Assembly Bill 341

California Assembly Bill 341 California state law mandates recycling for all businesses that generate more than four cubic yards of solid waste per week and multifamily dwellings of five units or more. 

Mandatory Commercial Recycling

Mandatory Commercial Recycling was among the first measures identified and adopted in the AB 32 Scoping Plan by the California Air Resources Board pursuant to the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. The Mandatory Commercial Recycling Measure focuses on increased commercial waste diversion from landfills as a method to reduce GHG emissions. It is designed to achieve a reduction in GHG emissions of 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalents in the State.

A business (including public entities) that generates four cubic yards, or more, of commercial solid waste per week, or is a multifamily residential dwelling of five units or more, shall arrange for recycling services by July 1, 2012. Businesses can take one, or any combination of, the following in order to reduce, reuse, recycle, compost or otherwise divert solid waste from disposal:

  • Self-haul.
  • Subscribe to a hauler.
  • Arrange for the pickup of recyclable materials.

A property owner of a commercial business or multifamily residential dwelling may require tenants to source separate their recyclable materials to aid in compliance with this section. Recology advises businesses to contact their hauler to find out how to recycle in their community and if there are any specific requirements in their community. Communities may have mandatory commercial recycling ordinances with different thresholds or more specific business recycling requirements than the state law.

California Assembly Bill 1826

California Assembly Bill 1826 was signed in October 2014 and is requiring businesses and multi-family complexes (5 or more units) to recycle their organic waste starting April 1, 2016.  Organic Waste is defined as food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, non-hazardous wood waste, and food-soiled paper waste that is mixed with food waste.

Summary of AB 1826:

  • April 1, 2016: Businesses and Multi-family complexes that generate 8 cubic yards of organic waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services. (First Threshold)
  • January 1, 2017: Businesses and Multi-family complexes that generate 4 cubic yards of organic waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services. (Second Threshold)
  • January 1, 2019: Businesses and Multi-family complexes that generate 4 cubic yards of solid waste "trash" per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services. (Third Threshold)
  • Summer/Fall 2021: If CalRecycle determines that the statewide disposal of organic waste in 2020 hasn't been reduced by 50% (when compared to 2014), requirements will expand to Businesses and Multi-family complexes that generate 2 cubic yards of solid waste per week.

A business that meets the waste generation threshold shall engage in one of the following organic recycling activities:

  • Source seperate organic waste from other waste and participate in an organic waste recycling service that includes collection and recycling of organic waste.
  • Recycle its organic waste on site, or self-haul its organic waste off site for recycling.

Additional points related to businesses:

  • A business that is a property owner may require a lessee or tenant of that property to source seperate their organic waste to aid in compliance.
  • All businesses that contract for gardening or landscaping services must stipulate that the contractor recycle the resulting gardening or landscaping waste.
  • A multi-family complex is not required to recycle food waste (but is still required to recycle green waste).

More information on the organic recycling requirements can be found at:

http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/recycle/commercial/organics/

Organic Recycling Services

Recology offers offers organic waste recycling services to our commercial customers.  Services offered, and pricing, depends on service area.  Customers participating in our programs must keep green waste seperated from food waste, and we do NOT accept food-soiled paper waste at this time.  Plastic bags and compostable plastics are NOT allowed.

Green Waste Service Container Sizes Offered

  • 96-gallon
  • 300-gallon

Food Waste Service Container and Bin Sizes Offered

  • 96-gallon
  • 300-gallon
  • 1-yard
  • 1 1/2-yard
  • 2-yard
  • 3-yard

Our food waste route currently runs 3 days/week, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.  For more information about our food waste program please contact us.