Commercial Waste & Recycling
Commercial Waste & Recycling Overview
Commercial solid waste, recycling, and organics recycling is administered by the City through a contractual agreement with Burrtec Waste and Waste Management. Burrtec services a majority of the City, while Waste Management services a small area on the west side of the City. To find out who your waste hauler is, review the map (PNG) which illustrates the service area for each hauler. Commercial entities are required to have solid waste services with the hauler that services the area in which they are located.
Mandatory Commercial Recycling
Effective July 1, 2012, California State law AB 341 requires commercial enterprises which generate four cubic yards or more of solid waste weekly to participate in recycling programs. This requirement also includes multi-family housing complexes of five units or more, regardless of the amount of solid waste generated each week. In 2019, the City of Jurupa Valley passed Ordinance No. 2019-22 (PDF), which codified these State requirements into the City’s municipal code.
Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling
Effective January 1, 2019, any commercial entity that generates four or more cubic yards of solid waste per week must arrange for organics recycling. Local businesses that meet the four cubic yard threshold are required to arrange for oranics recycling services per Ordinance No. 2019-22 (PDF). Organics recycling (also commonly referred to as "food waste" recycling) reduces the amount of material going into landfills. This helps the State’s efforts to reduce landfill traffic and achieve diversion goals.
Review the following for more information:
Additional Regulations Impacting Organic Waste
In 2016, the State of California passed SB 1383. SB 1383 increased the State’s focus on organics waste and prescribes a variety of enforcement activities for local governments. In addition to a variety of other requirements, SB 1383 mandates that certain businesses implement an edible food waste recovery program. For more information, please visit CalRecycle’s information page on SB 1383.
Convenient & Effective
Both Burrtec and Waste Management provide commercial recycling services and usually serve as the most convenient and effective option for commercial entities to remain in compliance with State law and the City’s municipal code. Recycling services provided by Burrtec or Waste Management can help commercial entities divert the amount of material that goes into solid waste bins, which may help the commercial entity avoid the costs associated with such large solid waste containers.