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RecycleThe Waste Management Division also provides operations and staffing support to a separate public agency: the Marin County Hazardous and Solid Waste Joint Powers Authority (Zero Waste Marin). Zero Waste Marin is overseen by a Board of Directors generally comprised of each City/Town Manager and the County Administrator.

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What is Senate Bill 1383?

SB 1383, the Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Strategy, aims to divert 75% of organics in California from landfill and recover 20% of edible food for human consumption by 2025. The goal of SB 1383 is to reduce greenhouse gases, like methane, from entering our atmosphere from dairy, livestock and organic waste in our landfills. This includes mandatory recycling laws for businesses.

What Do California’s Mandatory Recycling Laws Mean for My Business?

Your business will need to utilize a recycling and composting service. A 3-stream recycling station should be in place as follows:

  • Recycling and organic waste bins must be visible and easily accessible to customers.
  • Bins must be clearly marked with labeling indicating which materials are appropriate for each bin.
  • Bins must be placed adjacent to each trash can (restroom waste bins are excluded).
  • There is no minimum number of bins required.

Contact your hauling company to request containers, posters or signage.

Do you need a 3-stream recycling station at no cost to you? The County can help you buy the correct recycling station for your business. Contact Zero Waste Marin for more information.

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