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7/9/2012

Assembly Bill 341 Requires Commercial Recycling

California Assembly Bill 341 went into effect on July 1, mandating commercial recycling for all businesses that generate four or more cubic yards of waste per week and all multi-family dwellings with five units or more regardless of the amount of waste.

Most Harrison Industries customers are already in compliance with this regulation. However, all municipalities are required to conduct education and outreach activities to inform and assure all affected commercial generators know what can be recycled locally and are making good-faith efforts to recycle.

The cities and Harrison can provide free waste assessments to show businesses how to improve their waste diversion. The new legislation also has a goal of 75 percent diversion of waste from landfills by 2020. Although the City is close to that diversion level, it will take the cooperation of all commercial and residential customers to achieve this goal.

Harrison Industries serves the cities and surrounding unincorporated areas of Ventura, Ojai, Camarillo as well as the unincorporated areas of El Rio. Somis, Ojai Valley and Channel Islands beach communities as E.J. Harrison and Sons; Fillmore and surrounding unincorporated areas as Santa Clara Valley Disposal; and Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and surrounding unincorporated areas as Newbury Disposal.

For more information, call Daniel Harrison of E.J. Harrison & Sons at 647-1414, ext. 4321.

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