Commercial Collection

The City does not have an exclusive franchise with any waste hauler. Any waste hauler operating within the City must enter into an agreement and sign a contract with the City. The Public Works Department is responsible for waste hauler contract administration. Click here for the current Authorized Waste Hauler Contact List.


Recycling Program

Each commercial hauler offers recycling services, including commingled recycling, mixed waste processing, and waste-to-energy diversion.

Please refer to the Commercial Customer Subscription Information provided by your waste hauler for information regarding services they provide.

State Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law 

Mandatory Commercial Recycling was one of the measures adopted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in the Assembly Bill 32 Scoping Plan that was prepared pursuant to the California Global Warming Solutions Act (Chapter 488, Statutes of 2006). The California Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law focuses on increasing commercial waste recycling as a method to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.

The California Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law was adopted by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) and applies to:
  • Businesses, including non-profit organizations; mobile home parks; schools; and local, state, and federal agencies that dispose of four cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week.
  • Multi-family residential dwellings of five units or more, regardless of the amount of waste disposed per week.
By July 1, 2012, each of the entities in the above categories is required to recycle materials such as paper, cardboard, plastics, glass, metals, food, and yard waste. Recycling these materials can be accomplished through recycling programs offered by your commercial waste hauler or through each entity's own efforts. 

Information about CalRecycle's mandatory commercial recycling law can be found at http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Recycle/Commercial/.

State Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling Law – AB 1826 (Chapter 727, Statutes of 2014)

Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling is another one of the measures adopted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in the Assembly Bill 32 Scoping Plan that was prepared pursuant to the California Global Warming Solutions Act (Chapter 488, Statutes of 2006). The California Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling Law focuses on increasing commercial organics waste recycling as a method to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.

The California Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling Law was adopted by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), and as of January 1, 2017, applies to:

  • Businesses, including non-profit organizations; schools; and, local, state and federal agencies that generate four or more cubic yards of organic wastes (food waste, food-soiled paper that is mixed with food waste, non-hazardous wood waste, and garden and landscape waste, including landscape and pruning wastes that are removed by a landscape service) per week; and,
  • Multi-family housing complexes that generate four or more cubic yards of organic wastes (garden and landscape waste, including landscape and pruning wastes that are removed by a landscape service) per week.

By January 1, 2017, each of the entities in the above categories is required to recycle their organic waste types noted above.

By January 1, 2019, the participation threshold will change to generation of four or more cubic yards of commercial solid waste per week (rather than being based on the amount of organic wastes generated per week).

Information about CalRecycle's mandatory commercial organics recycling law can be found at http://calrecycle.ca.gov/Recycle/Commercial/Organics/.