Recycling Information

The City of Chino takes pride in providing outstanding environmental services to its community through waste reduction and recycling programs, water reclamation, conservation and pre-treatment, stormwater non-point and point-source pollution prevention methods, green building, green procurement, and much more.


Business Information

  1. AB 1826 Business & Multi-Family Organic Waste Recycling
  2. AB 341 Commercial Recycling
  3. Downloadables

AB 1826 Business & Multi-Family Organic Waste Recycling

What is California's Business and Multi-Family Organic Waste Recycling Law (AB 1826)?

  • California's Business and Multi-Family Organic Recycling Law (AB 1826), was adopted by the State to reduce the amount of organic waste going into our landfills, reduce Green House Gas Emissions (GHG) and to help meet the State-wide goal of 75% recycling by 2020.
  • The law requires that certain businesses, government agencies and multi-family communities reduce, reuse, recycle or compost their organic waste through a specific program or service.
  • Organic Waste includes food waste, non-treated wood waste and green waste (landscape debris). Multi-family communities are exempt from having to recycle or compost their food waste but must participate with the green waste at their properties.

The law has been phased in as shown on the following chart:

Tier LevelCompliance DateOrganic Waste Diversion Implementation Schedule
Tier IApril 1, 2016Businesses, government agencies and multi-family communities (5 or more living units) that generate 8 cubic yards or more of organic waste per week
Tier IIJanuary 1, 2017Businesses, government agencies and multi-family communities (5 or more living units) that generate 4 cubic yards or more of organic waste per week
Tier IIIJanuary 1, 2019Businesses, government agencies and multi-family communities (5  or more living units) that generate 4 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week
Tier IVN/AIf statewide disposal of organic waste is not reduced to 50% of the 2014 level, businesses that generate 2 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week will recycle their organic waste.


Compliance

As of January 1, 2019, businesses, government agencies and multi-family communities with five or more units that generate specific amounts and types of waste shown in the table must subscribe to an organic waste reduction, reuse, recycling or composting program/service. Submit your compliance form today.

CalRecycle

If CalRecycle determines statewide disposal of organic waste in 2020 has not been reduced by 50% compared to 2014 levels, organics recycling requirements will expand to cover businesses that generate two cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week. Visit CalRecycle's Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling page to read more about the regulation.

Waste Management

To see what options and services are available, please contact Waste Management at 800-423-9986. To request a free recycling audit to determine how Waste Management can help your business comply contact Lillian Canales of Waste Management at 951-532-1715.

To view Waste Management's collection schedule, refuse and recycling guidelines or to schedule a bulky item pick-up, please visit the Waste Management Chino website.

City Green Programs & Events

For more information pertaining to the City of Chino's green programs and events, please call 909-334-3282 or email wasteandrecycling@cityofchino.org.

Organic Recycling