|Department of Public Works - Solid Waste Management Division|
|BUSINESS RECYCLING PROGRAM|
|Business Recycling 101|
The California Legislature passed the Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, (AB 939) which required every city and county in the state to meet the mandated 50% diversion of waste from landfills by the year 2000 and beyond. Jurisdictions that fail to meet these targets are subject to fines of up to $10,000 per day.
Since inception, not all jurisdictions have met the 50% rate due in part to low recycling participation rates and many recoverable items are still sent to landfills. Businesses and industry alone generates 60% of California’s waste stream. Reducing the amount of waste a business produces saves valuable landfill space and decreases the disposal costs a business incurs.
As a business leader, your participation is critical in achieving the waste diversion goals set forth by the State. Business owners and managers can save money by incorporating a recycling and source reduction program into their business plan.
Business recycling not only allows the County to attain state mandated goals, but there are tangible benefits in adopting waste reduction and recycling program.
The increased interest in recycling, especially business recycling, stems from the requirement for every city and county in the State of California to divert 50% of their solid waste from landfills, as required by the California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989.
Why Should My Business Recycle?
Reducing waste and unwanted disposal costs is a good practice for any business, school non-profit and home.
The County of San Bernardino, Public Works Department Solid Waste Management Division, has staff that can assist you with a Business Waste Reduction Program tailored to your needs. There are also several other programs available.
The pages on this site will assist you in the areas of waste reduction, recycling and reuse. Thank you!
What We Throw into our Landfills
Upcoming Business Waste and Reduction Workshops!
(Check back soon for locations, times and dates)
To Contact Us:
Visit our main webpage www.sbcounty.gov/dpw/solidwaste
County of San Bernardino
Department of Public Works - SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DIVISION
222 West Hospitality Lane - 2nd Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92313
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