Business Requirements

​Business owners and managers must maintain clean waste collection areas, and divert recyclable material from their waste stream. Recyclable material may be collected by a SWA-franchised hauler, an Authorized Recycler, or self-hauled to a recycling center. Recyclable material includes organic material  such as food and landscaping waste.

Businesses are periodically inspected for compliance by the County's Environmental Management and Code Enforcement Departments and should maintain records including,

  • Copies of collection service agreements or self-haul certification
  • Map or list of recycling collection points
  • Education or training materials

In the downtown and midtown areas, commercial garbage and recycling containers are to be kept with lids closed and locked when not in use. To view all requirements, refer to our Frequently Asked Questions or  SWA Code.

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