The City of Chino takes pride in providing outstanding environmental services to its community through waste reduction and recycling programs, water reclamation, conservation and pre-treatment, stormwater non-point and point-source pollution prevention methods, green building, green procurement, and much more.
AB 341 Commercial Recycling
AB 341 requires certain businesses in California to have recycling service businesses producing 4 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week in multi family dwelling of 5 or more are required to have recycling service. Under the state law, chino businesses must separate recyclables from trash and either subscribe to Waste Management services, self-haul their recyclables or contract with a private Recycler that does not charge for recycling services.
The AB 341 state requirement to recycle took effect on July 1, 2012 stating the mandatory implementation of a recycling plan by businesses, public entities and multi-family units in California. To read about the bill and what you can do to stay compliant, please visit the CalRecycle website.
AB 1826 Business & Multi-Family Organic Waste Recycling
What is California's Business and Multi-Family Organic Waste Recycling Law (AB 1826)?
- California's Business and Multi-Family Organic Recycling Law (AB 1826), was adopted by the State to reduce the amount of organic waste going into our landfills, reduce Green House Gas Emissions (GHG) and to help meet the State-wide goal of 75% recycling by 2020.
- The law requires that certain businesses, government agencies and multi-family communities reduce, reuse, recycle or compost their organic waste through a specific program or service.
- Organic Waste includes food waste, non-treated wood waste and green waste (landscape debris). Multi-family communities are exempt from having to recycle or compost their food waste but must participate with the green waste at their properties.
The law has been phased in as shown on the following chart:
|Tier Level||Compliance Date||Organic Waste Diversion Implementation Schedule|
|Tier I||April 1, 2016||Businesses, government agencies and multi-family communities (5 or more living units) that generate 8 cubic yards or more of organic waste per week|
|Tier II||January 1, 2017||Businesses, government agencies and multi-family communities (5 or more living units) that generate 4 cubic yards or more of organic waste per week|
|Tier III||January 1, 2019||Businesses, government agencies and multi-family communities (5 or more living units) that generate 4 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week|
|Tier IV||N/A||If statewide disposal of organic waste is not reduced to 50% of the 2014 level, businesses that generate 2 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week will recycle their organic waste.|
As of January 1, 2019, businesses, government agencies and multi-family communities with five or more units that generate specific amounts and types of waste shown in the table must subscribe to an organic waste reduction, reuse, recycling or composting program/service.
If CalRecycle determines statewide disposal of organic waste in 2020 has not been reduced by 50% compared to 2014 levels, organics recycling requirements will expand to cover businesses that generate two cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week. Visit CalRecycle's Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling page to read more about the regulation.
To see what options and services are available, please contact Waste Management at 800-423-9986. To request a free recycling audit to determine how Waste Management can help your business comply contact Lisette Hartman of Waste Management at 951-207-0529.
To view Waste Management's collection schedule, refuse and recycling guidelines or to schedule a bulky item pick-up, please visit the Waste Management Chino website.
City Green Programs & Events
For more information pertaining to the City of Chino's green programs and events, please call 909-334-3472, to be directed to the appropriate staff person.