Another new law

capitolNEW 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]

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salblaster
salblaster
10 years ago

sounds like another california tax program, just what the people need. most of these recycling centers are subsidized by government grants and are not profitable on their own. in most cases it costs more to seperate, clean and transport the raw material than to purchase on the open market ,its… Read more »

Jeremiah
Jeremiah
10 years ago

This is is a step in the right direction. There is no way humanity can keep up the waste rates that we do today. All the packages and containers that we use to give us our products and nurish our bodies should be looked at in a diferent light. Us… Read more »

Liberty Bell
Liberty Bell
10 years ago

” The purpose of this new law is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions” Honest introspection: What is the amount of greenhouse gasses that will be created and fossil fuels that will be burned to collect, process, and transfer recyclable materials to the recycling center? legislation will increase the need for… Read more »

Devout Liberal
Devout Liberal
10 years ago
Reply to  Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell,

Unfortunately you are correct and the truths hurts. I hate it when people use logic & common sense.

When you get a chance watch ” Climategate ” It’s an eye opener !

Big AL
Big AL
10 years ago
Reply to  Devout Liberal

Well there you go .. even the greenies are shooting this legislation full of holes, so it must not be good at all, either that, or they just want to pitch a bitch about green house gasses … the root of all evil today. Really, it is a good thing,… Read more »

Jeremiah
Jeremiah
10 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

Maybe if we really made the cuts that would make the difference. Like not letting county workers take vehicles home, and start with that. The time is now to realize we cant keep this pace of corporate greed, waste, consuming, and feeding into the republican aganda (the rich mans party)!… Read more »

speaking of scams
speaking of scams
10 years ago
Reply to  Liberty Bell

Sunspots and all the solar activity that’s going on right now is responsible for our current weather. The La Nina and La Nino patterns in the Pacific are a direct result of that solar activity. We are experiencing record-breaking heat worldwide. Accept this reality. Beware of those that claim to… Read more »

Jeremiah
Jeremiah
10 years ago
Reply to  Liberty Bell

News flash!
we cant keep wasting so much!