Businesses: General Bins and Services Information

RecycleSmart offers many services for businesses to make recycling easy.

  • Recycling (plastic, metal, glass, paper and cardboard) and Organic (landscape trimmings & food scraps) bins and services are available at no additional cost to your current garbage billing.
  • We offer free waste audits to determine your best service needs and billing rates.
  • We provide free recycling educational materials and workshops for your employees. 

Download the Business Services Guide for more information.

State Mandates

According to 2008 Statewide Waste Characterization data, statewide commercial sector generates nearly three fourths of the solid waste in California. 

Currently, the commercial sector in the RecycleSmart service area is only recycling about 36% of the waste produced. So we are placing more emphasis on helping businesses start or expand recycling.  A new State law, AB341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling now makes recycling mandatory for many businesses.

According to the State of California, organics (e.g. yard and landscape trimmings and food waste) that could be put in the green bin are instead sent to landfill and make up about 40% of all landfilled materials. Recycling organics will not only cut down on associated methane emissions, but could also save money on garbage hauling costs.  A new State law, AB1826 Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling now makes organics recycling mandatory for businesses

Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority Ordinance 15-1 requires commercial waste service subscribers (or property owners) and multi-family premises with more than 5 units located within the CCCSWA service area to either subscribe to a basic level of recycling service or self-haul all recyclable materials to a CCCSWA-approved recycling center.