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AB 341 Requires Landlords with 5+ Units to Arrange for Recycling Services

AB 341 was recently signed into law, and it added a new Section 42649.2 to the Public Resource Code.  This new law requires landlords for a building with five or more residential units, to arrange for recycling services for its tenants.  The full text of Section 42649.2 is:

(a) On and after July 1, 2012, a business that generates more than four cubic yards of commercial solid waste per week or is a multifamily residential dwelling of five units or more shall arrange for recycling services, consistent with state or local laws or requirements, including a local ordinance or agreement, applicable to the collection, handling, or recycling of solid waste, to the extent that these services are offered and reasonably available from a local service provider.
(b) A commercial waste generator shall take at least one of the following actions:
(1) Source separate recyclable materials from solid waste and subscribe to a basic level of recycling service that includes collection, self-hauling, or other arrangements for the pickup of the recyclable materials.
(2) Subscribe to a recycling service that may include mixed waste processing that yields diversion results comparable to source separation.
(c) A property owner of a multifamily residential dwelling may require tenants to source separate their recyclable materials to aid in compliance with this section.

This section was part of the larger AB 341 Bill, designed to increase waste diversion and recycling in general throughout the State of California.

All Rights Reserved © 2012 by Michael L. Mau, Esq. & The Mau Law Firm

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