Welcome to the Smart Business Recycling Program Website. This site provides recycling resources for businesses, multi-family properties and schools located in the Los Angeles County Unincorporated Areas
looking to establish or expand on existing recycling practices.
This site is also the home of the County’s Food Donation and Recovery Outreach Program (Food DROP
Mandatory Business Recycling (AB 341) &
Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling Law (AB 1826)
Effective July 1, 2012, the State's Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law (AB 341)
established mandatory commercial recycling and a Statewide goal to source reduce, recycle or compost no less than 75% of the solid waste generated by 2020 and annually thereafter. Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law (AB 341) requires all businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week and multi-family properties with 5 units or more to arrange for recycling services.
Effective April 1, 2016, the State's Mandatory Organic Waste Recycling Law (AB 1826)
will phase in requirements for businesses and multi-family residences that generate specified amounts of organic waste to arrange for recycling services for that waste.
|Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling Law (AB 1826) Implementation Schedule
||Cubic Yards Generated Weekly
|April 1, 2016
||8 (organic waste)
|January 1, 2017
||4 (organic waste)
|January 1, 2019
||4 (commercial solid waste)
|January 1, 2020
||2 (commercial solid waste)