Recycling System Requirements for Nonresidential Properties

In accordance with the county's official Recycling Program Requirements, property owners or managers of nonresidential properties must provide a recycling system that:

  • collects mixed paper and cardboard
  • uses an appropriate collection system and schedule of collection.  (Requiring tenants to self-haul recyclables to a recycling drop-off center is not an acceptable recycling system.)
  • uses the appropriate type(s) of containers
  • provides a storage area for recyclables that is secure, safe, clean and of adequate size
  • ensures that the storage area is convenient to inspection and collection
  • provides adequate notification and education to tenants
  • may collect another material (see additional requirements below)

Additional Requirements for Some Properties

Some properties must recycle an additional material, based on volume:

  • if a single location, complex or institution produces more than 100 tons of solid waste annually, or
  • if the annual average occupancy of a nonresidential property is 200 persons or more

If either is the case, you must recycle your principal recyclable material.   Exception:  If  mixed paper and cardboard is identified as the principal recyclable, then no additional recycling is required.

Recycling requirements for multifamily dwelling units (apartments and condominiums) are slightly different. See additional details in the Minimum Residential Recycling Requirements section.

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