One of the benefits of businesses utilizing their approved hauler's recycling service is that it costs less than garbage service. All of the recyclable materials will be commingled in a container- no sorting is needed (Contaminated loads will be charged at garbage collection rates). Recycling may reduce the business' needs for garbage service, not to mention help Riverside meet its goal of reduced landfill consumption.
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CalRecycle has developed many tools to aid businesses with developing recycling programs. The Commercial Climate Calculator is designed for any business or multi-family housing unit to assess the financial and environmental benefits of implementing a recycling program. The calculator allows disposal and recycling scenarios to be customized for the business so that these options can be further discussed with an authorized waste hauler.
State Mandated Commercial Recycling Program On and after July 1, 2012, a business that generates four cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week or a multifamily residential dwelling of five units or more shall recycle.