Multi-Unit Residential Recycling Requirements

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Mandatory Recycling Requirements

Below is a letter distributed in 2011 regarding the new recycling requirements effective July 1, 2012. Please review.

Dear Customer,

You are receiving this letter because our records indicate that recent legislative action will affect your waste service effective July 1, 2012.

Components of State Assembly Bill 341 set forth requirements for a statewide mandatory commercial recycling program. Burrtec Waste & Recycling, in partnership with the City of Cathedral City, is providing this information in an effort to help you reach and maintain compliance with the new law.

Multi-Unit Residential Mandatory Recycling Requirements

Effective July 1, 2012 – Multi-residential housing complexes (apartments, condominiums, mobile parks, etc.) with 5 or more units must have a recycling program in place. This is usually accomplished with the addition of a commercial-style recycling container. However there are other options available for properties that have limited space.

CalRecycle, the state agency that monitors compliance, advises property owners / managers to contact their local recycling coordinator to find out how to recycle in their communities. Your recycling coordinator may be reached through Burrtec Waste & Recycling. Contact information is at the bottom of this page.

Recycling benefits identified by CalRecycle include:

  • Opportunities for businesses or multifamily complexes to save money.
  • Creating jobs in California by providing materials for recycling manufacturing facilities.
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Keeping valuable materials out of landfills.
  • Creating a healthy environment for the community and future generations by recovering natural resources.

Thank you,

Jennifer Salciccioli                                                         Deanna Pressgrove
District Environmental Coordinator                                 Environmental Conservation Manager
Burrtec Waste & Recycling Services                              City of Cathedral City
41575 Eclectic Street                                                     68-700 Ave Lalo Guerrero
Palm Desert, Ca 92260                                                  Cathedral City CA 92234
Office: (760) 324-6918 Cell: (760) 275-4448                  Office: (760) 770-0369                                         


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