The Environmental Services Division addresses all matter related to solid waste collection, hazardous waste and recycling programs provided to the residents and businesses of the City. This includes contract management for the City’s waste hauler to provide services such as solid waste collection, management of a variety of recycling grant programs, providing special outreach and educational programs relating to solid waste and recycling.
Environmental services also oversee compliance with Assembly Bill (AB) 939 and AB 341, which are both mandated by the State:
The City has other programs that are provided to the residents and business such as E-waste (Electronic Waste), Used Oil and Rechargeable Battery Recycling program. With these programs, the City will meet the required mandates as well as improve the aesthetics and environment of this community.
Once a year the City in conjunction with Los Angeles County holds a recycling event, which collects tires, old paint, electronic waste, concrete/asphalt, wood, metal.
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Beginning April 2016, businesses that generate at least 8 cubic yards of organic waste per week must arrange for the recycling of that waste.
These new requirements are designed to move California to its statewide goal of a 75% recycling rate, including a reduction in the level of organic waste disposal by 50% from its current levels. The overall requirements and a copy of the bill can be found at the CalRecycle website.
Organic waste is defined as: