Business Commercial Recycling & Orgaincs Recycling Requirements

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Mandatory Commercial Recycling & Organic Requirements

Dear Customer:

Due to state legislation, businesses are required to participate in specific programs to minimize waste going to the landfill and improve air quality.   This page was created to inform you of mandatory recycling programs that may affect your business. 


Assembly Bill 341 (Mandatory Commercial Recycling) set forth mandatory statewide commercial recycling requirements that became effective on July 1, 2012.   This bill requires businesses generating more than four (4) cubic yards of solid waste per week to source separate recyclable and/or compostable materials and arrange for recycling services for the following materials: plastic containers, cardboard products, paper products, metal products, glass, and other items; or subscribe to a recycling service that may include mixed waste processing with diversion rates similar to source separation.


Assembly Bill 1826 (Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling), set forth mandatory statewide commercial organics recycling requirements that became effective on April 1, 2016, with varying thresholds being phased in over time.   Beginning January 1, 2019, the bill requires that businesses that generate 4-cubic yards or more of solid waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services. Please contact Burrtec’s Customer Service office to check the ability of local organics availability.

Organic waste (also referred to as organics) includes food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, nonhazardous wood, and food-soiled paper waste that is mixed in with food waste.


Our records indicate that in order to comply with AB 341 and AB 1826, your business is required to implement mandatory organics recycling and/or commercial recycling.  

Assistance in evaluating your overall solid waste needs is also available.   Burrtec’s Waste & Recycling Service Coordinators can conduct a free waste assessment and assist you in making any necessary changes in service to comply with the law.


If your business is meeting the requirements of AB 341 and AB 1826 with an existing recycling program, please fill out and return the compliance form for your recycling compliance to be properly recorded.

Completed Compliance forms can be submitted via mail to the City (mailing address below) or email ( 

Mandatory Commercial Recycling and Organics Compliance Form

We appreciate your cooperation in this matter and will follow up to ensure your compliance is properly recorded.   Should you have any questions or to obtain a waste assessment, please contact Burrtec Waste & Recycling Services.


Thank you, 

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