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Our goal is to promote the health, preservation and well-being of the environment by assisting businesses within the City of Industry to comply with the State of California's recycling programs. The City is responsible for informing businesses about the recycling requirements and tracking their level of recycling. Additionally, the City is required to provide a yearly report to the State on the success rate of these recycling programs. Together the City and State can work towards a society that uses less and recycles more.

Services Available To You: 

Valley Vista Services is working with City of Industry to support commercial and industrial business with meeting the State's recycling requirements. Valley Vista Services offers a variety of options to assist you with commercial and industrial hauling and help you find a solution that meets your business needs. 

Additionally, City of Industry provides a list of approved recycling collectors that are available to assist businesses with recycling: 

  • Cardboard 
  • Plastic 
  • LDPE
  • Paper
  • Fiber 
  • Food Waste
  • Wood 
  • Sawdust 
  • Synthetics 
  • Styrofoam 
  • Green Waste 
  • Glass
  • Concrete 
  • Metal

Why Recycle? 

The State of California requires all business to recycle by state law. In response, the City of Industry adopted the Integrated Waste Management Ordinance which lists waste management options for businesses and contractors operating in City of Industry. If you are a contractor or a business and have questions about waste management please contact the City's contracted environmental specialist.

Contact Information: 

Email: info@munienvironmental.com

Jeff Duhamel, Principal Consultant  
Email: jeff@munienvironmental.com

Trieu Le, Senior Consultant 
Email: trieu@munienvironmental.com

Mandatory Commercial Recycling (AB341):

Generators

The State of California requires all business that generate at least 4 cubic yards of commercial solid waste per week to arrange for recycling services. In response, the City of Industry developed a process that makes it accessible for new and existing business to comply with the State's programs by providing the following options: 

  • Using the City's contracted franchise hauler (Valley Vista Waste Services) 
  • Using a permitted third-party collector 
  • Self-hauling their own materials with approval of a self-hauling permit

For additional information regarding the City's waste management procedures please refer to Section 8.20 of the City of Industry Municipal Code. The City's Municipal Code is a set of laws and guidelines that contain ordinances adopted by Industry's elected City Council and is organized according to subject matter (title, chapter and section).

Collectors 

Per Section 8.20 of the City of Industry Municipal Code a collector means a solid waste collector with a written franchise, contract or permit for the collection of solid waste, including salvaging or salvage collecting. All Collectors operating in the City of Industry are required to obtain an annual "Collector Permit" in order to remain in compliance with the City of Industry's Waste Management Procedures (Section 8.20 of City of Industry Municipal Code).

Self-Haulers 

Pursuant to Section 8.20 of the City of Industry Municipal defines Self-haulers as any individual, partnership, joint venture, unincorporated private organization, or private corporation engaged in salvaging which it creates, accumulates, imports or causes to be imported into the city. Self-haulers are required to obtain an annual "Self-Haul Permit" in order to remain in compliance with the City of Industry's Waste Management Procedures (Section 8.20 of City of Industry Municipal Code).

Self-Hauler and Collector Application:

Mandatory Organics Recycling (AB1826):

The State of California requires all local jurisdictions to implement an organic waste recycling program to help the State meet its goal to recycle 75% of its waste by 2020. Organic waste means food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, nonhazardous wood waste, and food-soiled paper waste. In order to make this a simple transition for all businesses, the recycling requirements will be phased out over time as follows:

Date Implementation
January 1, 2016 All jurisdictions shall have an organic waste recycling program in place
April 1, 2016 Businesses that generate 8 cubic yards or more of organic waste per week
January 1, 2017 Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of organic waste per week
January 1, 2019 Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week
January 1, 2020 Businesses that generate 2 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week

 

The City is tasked with surveying and working with local businesses to appropriately implement an organic recycling program that meets the requirement of AB1826.

Please refer to the City of Industry Waste Characterization Group below to review which category your business may fall under and the expected organic waste generation based upon your employee count:

Group No. Waste Characterization Group Name No. of Employees to reach 8 Cubic Yards per week No. of Employees to reach 4 Cubic Yards per week
 1 Arts, Entertainment & Recreation  74 37
 2 Durable Wholesale & Trucking  185  93
 3 Education  570  285
 4 Hotels/Lodging  140  70
 5 Manufacturing - Electronic Equipment  593  296
 6 Manufacturing - Food; & Nondurable Wholesale  92  46
 7 Manufacturing - All Other  705  352
 8 Medical/Health  573  287
 9 Public Administration  1116  558
 10 Restaurants  102  51
 11 Retail Trade - Food & Beverage Stores  57  29
 12 Retail Trade - All Other  197  99

 

External Links 

Commercial Recycling 

Residential 

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