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Mandatory Commercial Recycling

Attention business owners:

As of July 1, 2012, state law (Mandatory Commercial Recycling law, Chapter 476, Statutes of 2011 (Chesbro AB 341) requires all businesses (public and private entities) that generate four or more cubic yards of waste weekly and multi-family housing of five or more units to recycle. Under this new law, the affected businesses are obligated to show a good faith effort towards complying with the law’s provision. Recycling may provide opportunities for your business to save money. Recycling helps conserve resources and extends the life of California’s landfills. It also helps create a healthy environment for our community and future generations.

Although the Materials Recovery Facility (located at 3033 Fiddyment Rd. in Roseville) provides significant recycling benefit to your business by sorting commercial recyclable materials out of the waste stream offsite, you are encouraged to participate in additional recycling services offered in your community.


Business Waste Reduction Guide
City of Roseville's Business Waste Reduction Guide

For more information on the Mandatory Commercial Recycling law and your responsibilities as a business owner, go to

Other helpful resources - Flyer mailed to all Roseville businesses in June 2012

How to Get Started

It’s easy to recycle at your business.

• Make sure your business has arranged for recycling services (see below for more information).

• Use the list on the other side of this flyer to help employees learn what items can be recycled.

• Separate recyclable items from trash inside your business.

• Place your recyclable items in external recycling containers for collection.

Note: Any business or individual may donate, sell and/or otherwise arrange for the pickup of recyclable materials.

Where to Go for More Information

To learn how recycling happens in Placer County automatically, without sorting visit

Your local Solid Waste service provider:

City of Roseville Environmental Utilities Department, Solid Waste Division
(916) 774-5780  

For additional general information about recycling and waste reduction, visit the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) at  
The Biggest Material Types You Can Focus On as a Business Owner

What Can I Recycle?


Organics (Food waste, landscaping waste)
Construction and Demolition Debris
Focusing on one area at a time, like reducing paper usage, can yield significant results in the amount of waste generated at your business site.

To arrange recycling services for:

Clean Dry Paper and Cardboard Call: 774-5780

For Plastic, Glass Bottles, Jars, Metal and Aluminum Cans check with local private recycling service providers.


Items below are not recyclable:

Broken Glass
Contaminated or Wet Paper
Plastic Hangers
Rubber Tires
Hazardous Waste (paint, batteries, antifreeze, pesticides, cleaning products, appliances, cell phones, TVs, computer monitors).

To assist Roseville’s business community in complying with the new Mandatory Commercial Recycling law, we have created a free Business Waste Reduction Guide that is available upon request. To receive your free guide contact us at (916) 774-5780 or e-mail us at .


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