Please keep in mind that residential customers are not the only ones that are able to participate in the City's recycling program. Commercial recycling is also strongly encouraged. Please contact Central Valley Waste Services at 209-369-8274 to discuss commercial recycling opportunities.
Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling
California's AB1826 recycling law (MORe) is expanding on January 1, 2019. Please review the following document to determine if your business falls within the requirements to recycle your organic waste.
Read the MORe Guidelines (PDF).
Mandatory Commercial Recycling Regulation
The State of California has made business recycling a requirement in newly enacted legislation (AB 341). By July 1, 2012, all businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of trash per week and all multifamily complexes with five or more units (regardless of how much trash they generate) will be required to recycle. The threshold for compliance is determined by solid waste service capacity, and does not take into account whether or not the dumpster is actually filled on a weekly basis. Businesses sharing trash service that meet this threshold must recycle even if they individually do not generate 4 cubic yards of waste.
If your business does not already subscribe to commercial recycling service, the City of Lodi Public Works Department can help guide you through the transition. Free business waste evaluations are available through the City’s franchised waste service provider, Waste Management, to help determine the appropriate service level and get you started.
Reduce Your Bill
In many cases adding recycling service can reduce your overall trash bill. Commercial businesses can utilize carts or container service (2 or 4 yards) for recycling at no additional cost. For more information on multi-family and commercial recycling legislation please visit CalRecycle’s website at www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Recycle/Commercial or view Waste Management's Multi-family and Commercial Recycling update.
For questions about your company’s current service levels, or to schedule a free solid waste evaluation, contact Waste Management at 209-369-8274. City staff can also answer questions about the State legislation and commercial solid waste service in the City of Lodi. Contact the City Public Works Department at 209-333-6706 or by email.