Recycling at work is as important as recycling at home. The City Recycling Ordinance requires that businesses located in the City separate recyclable material and organic waste materials from the trash. There are many ways businesses can reduce and recycle their waste, often resulting in financial benefits. Learn more about the commercial recycling ordinance for helpful resources on how your business can implement a successful recycling and organic waste recycling program.
- Recyclable materials include
- Plastic, glass bottles and jars, paper, newspaper, metal containers, cardboard, rigid plastics including clean food containers, jugs, tubs, trays, pots, buckets and toys.
- Organic waste recyclable materials include
- Food scraps and food-soiled paper from kitchens and food operations and yard waste such as garden and landscape waste and nonhazardous wood waste.
- Setting Up A Recycling Program At Work
- Construction & Demolition (C&D) Recycling
- Market Development For the Recycling Industry
- Recycling Business-Generated Hazardous Waste
- Recycling Styrofoam (Packing Peanuts)
- County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health guidance on AB 1276 - restrictions on the provision of utensils and condiments.
Successful Business/Commercial Recycling Programs in San Diego:
- Hamilton Sundstrand
- Hawthorne CAT
- Innovive Inc.
- Qualcomm Inc.
- Pfizer - La Jolla
- San Diego Zoo Global
- Seaforth Marina
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