As per Sacramento County Ordinance No. 20, multi-family complexes must divert a minimum of 30% of recyclable materials from the garbage. As of April 1, 2016, additional requirements will apply to green (landscaping) waste. The 30% recycling requirement is based on total garbage capacity.
Total garbage collection capacity = number of bins x size of bins
Formula: (Total Garbage Collection Capacity x 30%) = Recycling Standard
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.