Business Recycling Programs & Services

AB 341 and 1826 Information

Both Assembly Bills 341 and 1826 are designed to help meet California’s recycling goal of 75% by the year 2020 and we need your help to make it happen and …it’s the law!

AB 341 (2011) requires all businesses that produce 4 or more cubic yards of waste per week, and multi-family residences with 5 or more dwellings (regardless of the amount of waste produced), to recycle, reuse and/or divert their waste from disposal. More information about this law is available from CalRecycle. Fill out and return the mandatory Commercial Recycling compliance form.

AB 1826 (2014) now requires all businesses, including multi-family residences with 5 or more dwellings, that produce 4 or more cubic yards of waste per week, to recycle their organic waste (defined as food waste, landscape and pruning waste, nonhazardous wood waste, and food- soiled paper/cardboard). Please note that multi-family residences are not required to divert food and food-soiled paper waste. More information about this law is available from CalRecycle Organics.  Fill out and return the mandatory compliance form.

Programs and Services

The City of Modesto provides several recycling services and programs for businesses in the community. Check out the following recycling opportunities available for your business!

Cardboard RecyclingSeparate cardboard from the rest of the garbage and possibly save on disposal costs. Contact your garbage company to get started.
California Materials Exchange (CalMAX)State sponsored exchange program to provide businesses, schools and non-profits with otherwise discarded materials from other organizations.
Recycling Market & Development Zone (RMDZ)State sponsored program that provides low interest loans to businesses which promote the use of recycled materials in their products.
Earth Day in the ParkAnnual event sponsored by the City and local businesses to promote environmental awareness to the community and bring attention to businesses who promote such awareness.
Business Recycling AwardsCity sponsored annual awareness to promote businesses that implement resourceful and efficient waste reduction and recycling programs. Winners are recognized at a City Council meeting each year. Review the previous winners.  
Recycling Trailer (PDF)Let us bring a recycling trailer to your next event in Modesto!
Habitat for Humanity’s - RestoreDoing some construction or remodeling? Shop at this City partnered vendor to get up to 75% off the retail price of construction materials.

For more information on any of these programs, contact the Solid Waste Division at 209-577-5494 or by using our online contact us form.