NEW BILL MANDATING COMMERCIAL RECYCLING IS NOW IN EFFECT (Press Release from Town of Mammoth Lakes)
Town of Mammoth Lakes, CA – A new State of California Bill (AB 341) directed by CalRecycle mandating commercial recycling in California went into effect July 1, 2012. The Town of Mammoth Lakes will continue to provide education and outreach to help the community comply with the new regulations.
The goal of AB 341 is to increase the statewide recycling rates to 75% by 2020. From July 1 2012, businesses and public entities that generate four cubic yards or more of waste per week, including multi-family units of five or more will be required to recycle. The purpose of this new law is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting commercial solid waste to recycling efforts while expanding opportunities for additional recycling services and recycling manufacturing facilities in California.
Please use the following link for additional information provided by CalRecycle that addresses the “Frequently Asked Questions:” http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/climate/Recycling/FAQ.htm.
The Town of Mammoth Lakes (TOML), Sierra Conservation Project (SCP) and Mammoth Disposal (MD) are taking active steps to assist businesses and multi- family residences to comply with the new regulations.
The TOML, SCP and MD have been working together for several years to develop and grow recycling programs here in the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
The following recycling programs are currently available within the Town of Mammoth Lakes:
Commercial cardboard recycling Restaurant and bar programs Lodging and hospitality programs Business recycling
Office recycling Residential recycling Aluminum, plastic, and glass E-Waste Used oil and batteries
Some of the benefits of recycling identified by CalRecycle are creating jobs in California, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, keeping valuable materials out of landfills, and creating a healthy environment for the community and future generations by recovering natural resources.
For additional information regarding recycling programs and opportunities within the Town of Mammoth Lakes, visit: www.ci.mammoth-lakes.ca.us or contact Johnny Goetz at (760) 934-8989 ext. 244, [email protected]