Published July 11, 2012


A new state commercial recycling mandate is now in effect. The goal of this legislation is to divert solid waste from landfills, expand opportunities for recycling services in California and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  

State Assembly Bill (AB) 341 
Effective July 1, 2012, State Assembly Bill (AB) 341 will require businesses and public entities that generate four cubic yards or more of waste per week and multi-family units of five or more to arrange for recycling services involving the separation of recyclable material from solid waste. Affected commercial customers should contact Pleasanton Garbage Service to schedule a free consultation to assess recycling needs and establish regular recycling and waste collection services that comply with AB 341. Detailed information about AB 341 is available at www.calrecycle.ca.gov/climate/recycling.

Pleasanton's Commercial Recycling Program
The City of Pleasanton, through Pleasanton Garbage Service, currently provides a voluntary commercial recycling program. Currently, a free 96-gallon cart for comingled recyclables (mixed paper, plastic, aluminum/tin cans) is available for businesses. Other programs for paper and cardboard are also available. In the coming months, businesses and property managers will receive information about City efforts to establish a mandatory commercial recycling program that will replace the current voluntary program. To begin or expand recycling services or to schedule a free consultation to comply with AB 341, please contact Pleasanton Garbage Service at (925) 846-2042. Additional information regarding City of Pleasanton services is available at www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us/services/residential/refuse-and-recycling.

Additional Information
Additional information on Pleasanton recycling programs is available. Please refer to the City of Pleasanton contact below for details. 

Contact Information
Maria Lara
City of Pleasanton, City Managers Office
PO Box 520, Pleasanton, California  94566-0802
(925) 931-5009  phone     (925) 931-5482  fax     mlara@ci.pleasanton.ca.us   e-mail     www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us   WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California  94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW