Compliance with State Laws

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The City is required to implement and enforce compliance with various state laws surrounding trash and recycling. Below are general summaries of the laws.  

AB 341: State Law AB 341 requires all businesses, large apartment/condo complexes, and public entities to recycle. In addition, each jurisdiction is required to establish an accompanying public education, outreach and monitoring program to ensure compliance. Those affected by AB 341 include businesses and public entities that generate 4 cubic yards or more of waste per week and multi-family complexes with 5 units or more. To find out more about AB 341 and commercial recycling please visit CalRecycle.

AB 939: The City is required by State Law  AB 939 to recycle at least 50 percent of all trash generated. The City of Newport Beach is currently in compliance with State recycling regulations. All residential and commercial refuse collected is sorted for recyclables. In addition to the collected residential and commercial recyclables, most construction and demolition projects in the City generate a high volume of recyclable material. These combined efforts all count towards the City’s recycling rate.

AB 1826: State Law AB 1826 mandates all business and multi-family properties to recycle their organic waste depending on the amount of waste generated per week. Recycling organic waste helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

City staff presented information about recycling and organic recycling requirements to the City Council on July 23, 2019. Watch the study session item to learn more.

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