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AB341: ITíS THE LAW AND WERE HERE TO HELP CALIFORNIA'S MANDATORY COMMERCIAL RECYCLING LAW AND THE ALAMEDA COUNTY MANDATORY RECYCLING ORDINANCE:
WE'RE HERE TO HELP

With the passage of AB 341, California is one of the first states in the nation to enact a statewide mandatory recycling law for businesses and multi-family properties. In 2012, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (ACWMA) introduced the Mandatory Recycling Ordinance 2012-01 to expand on the State recycling law. The Ordinance is designed to help Alameda County reach the long-term goal of reducing waste by ensuring that recyclables and compostables make up less than 10 percent of material sent to landfill by 2020.

Recycling in Pleasanton has been required since March 1, 2013 for businesses and institutions with 4 or more cubic yards of weekly garbage service, as well as multi-family properties with 5 or more units.

Recyclable Materials covered by the Ordinance include: Cardboard, newspaper, white paper, mixed recyclable paper, recyclable glass food and beverage containers, metal (aluminum and steel) food and beverage containers, PET (#1) and HDPE (#2) plastic bottles.

Effective January 1, 2017, Phase 2 of the Mandatory Recycling Ordinance will begin in Pleasanton, adding all businesses and institutions (regardless of garbage service volume) to the list of Covered Accounts. Additionally, businesses and institutions that generate "significant" quantities of organics, such as restaurants and grocery stores, as well as multi-family properties, will be required to collect organics (food scraps, compostable paper, and plant debris) separately from garbage.



SERVICES PROVIDED BY PGS
PGS will supply each customer account with one 96 gallon mixed recycling cart free of charge. Customers may request additional carts or a larger container for an additional fee.

PGS now offers a Commercial Organics Program to compost your food scraps and food soiled paper. Containers are available in various sizes. We can help you determine the level of service that best fits your needs. For a limited time, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority is offering free indoor green bins to qualifying Alameda County businesses and multi-family properties, for the collection of food scraps, compostable paper and plant debris ("organics"). A variety of containers and lids are available-up to a value of $500 per approved site. Apply at www.RecyclingRulesAC.org/containers.

Click the links below to learn more about recycling and organics collection services available:

       
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