Business Waste Reduction and Recycling Program

Commercial Recycling Mandates

Effective July 1, 2012, California Assembly Bill 341 requires any business, non-profit organization, governmental agency, school, or multi-family complex with five or more units generating two or more cubic yards of solid waste per week to implement a recycling program.

Effective January 1, 2019, California Assembly Bill 1826  requires any business, non-profit organization, governmental agency, school, or multi-family complex with five or more units generating two or more cubic yards of solid waste per week to collect and recycle organic materials*.
*Organic materials include yard trimmings, food waste, and non-treated wood waste.

Effective July 1, 2020, California Assembly Bill 827 requires any business, non-profit organization, or governmental agency subject to AB341 and/or AB1826, provide recycling and organics containers at front-of-house to collect waste generated by customers from products they purchase and consume on the premises. These containers must be placed adjacent to trash containers. The collection containers at front-of-house to be visible, easily accessible, and clearly marked. Recycling bins or containers must be made available in all common areas in multi-family dwellings with five or more units.

How to Comply with the Mandates

Participate in Curbside Recycling Collection

  • Businesses located in the unincorporated areas of central Shasta County and the cities of Anderson and Shasta Lake, can sign up for Waste Management, Inc.’s curbside recycling collection service. Call Waste Management at  1(800) 479-8101 for more information.  

Haul Your Recyclables to a Recycling Facility

    Bring recyclables to:

    Bring organic materials to:

  • City of Redding Transfer Station - Accepts untreated/unpainted/unstained lumber and wood, and yard trimmings.
  • Wheelabrator Shasta, 20811 Industry Rd., Anderson. Accepts tree tops, limbs, woody yard waste, pallets and crates, logging slash, clean scrap lumber, plywood, and particle board.

Reduce Food Waste - Take a look at our food loss prevention sheets for grocery stores and restaurants for tips on reducing food waste and saving money.

Donate Food - See a list of local food pantries that accept edible food donations. The Good Samaritan Food Donation Act protects your business or organization from liability.

Compost - Create a compost pile out of yard trimmings and food scraps. Take a look at our how-to guide. 

Grasscycle - Leave grass clippings on your lawn when mowing. Clippings decompose quickly, returning valuable nutrients back to the soil.

Mulch - Use leaves and pine needles as mulch. Mulching controls weeds, conserves moisture, and reduces soil erosion.

Free Assistance and Resources

We offer the following assistance and resources to help you set up and maintain effective and convenient recycling and waste reduction programs.

  • Waste assessments to determine your trash and recycling needs.
  • Set-up and ongoing support to help you maintain your program.
  • Indoor recycling containers available in various sizes and shapes; supplies limited.