Recycling can help your business's bottom line by identifying inefficient consumption and waste disposal. Diverting recyclable material from your regular trash may also reduce your disposal service expenses because disposal costs for recyclables are lower than for trash. Newly adopted Assembly Bill (AB) 341 requires commercial recycling for businesses and multifamily complexes with at least five units that generate more than four cubic yards of solid waste per week starting July 1, 2012. For more information on the bill please visit the Calrecyle website.
Businesses can contact the City of Rialto's Solid Waste Management Division and request a site visit to conduct a waste audit. A waste audit looks for potential ways to divert or reduce waste such as switching cardboard box disposal from a trash bin to a recycling bin and recommending reusable instead of disposable cups in the break room. Read the latest edition of the Commercial Waste and Recycling Newsletter by visiting the Burrtec website. For a free waste audit, call the Recycling Hotline at 909-421-7222.
Assembly Bill 1826
Assembly Bill 1826 became effective April 1, 2016, the bill requires businesses to establish an organics recycling program. The law phases in the requirements on businesses and multifamily residential dwellings over time-based on the following dates by 2019. Additionally, the State law contains a trigger that will increase the scope of affected businesses, if waste reduction targets are not met.
- April 1, 2016: Businesses that generate eight cubic yards of organic waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.
- January 1, 2017: Businesses that generate four cubic yards of organic waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.
- January 1, 2019: Businesses that generate four cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.
- January 1, 2020: On or after January 1, 2020, the organic recycling requirements on businesses will expand to cover businesses that generate two cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week.
Businesses can comply by participating in one of the following methods:
- Establish a food waste recycling program. Contact Burrtec for more information.
- Participate in a food recovery or food donation program
- Recycle food waste on-site or self-haul to an off-site location for recycling
- Burrtec and the City of Rialto will provide support and assistance so that you can be successful in complying with State law and reducing waste that goes to the landfill.
Construction & Demolition Information
Reuse and recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) materials is a key component of sustainable or green building construction. The efficient use of resources is a fundamental principle of green building construction. This means reducing, reusing, and recycling most if not all materials that remain after a construction or renovation project. Many of these materials can be reused or recycled, thus prolonging our supply of natural resources and potentially saving money in the process. In addition, the diversion of C&D materials from the landfill is required by the Green Building Code and the City of Rialto.
Burrtec can help! Burrtec's C&D program assists in meeting State regulations that require construction and demolition projects to divert 65% of C&D materials from local landfills. The program also helps to comply with local ordinance requirements, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, and CalGreen building standards. Burrtec provides temporary and permanent roll-off services for Construction and Demolition projects.
For all projects which have on-site source-separation, Burrtec will haul materials to the appropriate permitted disposal sites, transfer station, and/or C&D processing facility. At the completion of the project, for all materials hauled by Burrtec, a disposal and diversion report will be provided showing tonnage amounts for materials disposed of and for materials recycled, in order for projects to be in compliance with the California Green Building Code. If you require further assistance, contact our Customer Service Office.