Commercial property owners and managers must maintain clean waste collection areas, and for meeting the 30% recycling standard. Recyclables include
organic material (such as landscaping waste) and may be collected by a
SWA-franchised hauler, an
Authorized Recycler, or
self-hauled to a recycling center.
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 for tenants
In the downtown and midtown areas, commercial garbage and recycling containers are to be kept with lids closed and locked when not in use. Requirements are fully spelled out in
SWA Code, or visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
For more information on implementing an effective recycling program that complies with the 30% recycling standard, review the brochure or contact your waste hauler, recycler, landscaper (for greenwaste) or
our recycling staff.