Mandatory Commercial Recycling

Mandatory Commercial Recycling Requirements - AB 341

State law requires all businesses that generate 4 or more cubic yards of waste weekly to recycle and all apartment communities/multifamily housing complexes with 5 or more units must also recycle.  These regulations became effective July 1, 2012.

Why recycle?

  • Recycling may provide opportunities for your business to save money. 
  • Recycling helps conserve resources and extends the life of California's landfills.  It also helps create a healthy environment for our community and future generations. Recycling for all businesses and apartment communities / multifamily housing complexes is mandatory.
Recycling Arrangements

Businesses that meet the threshold must arrange for recycling services.  A letter went out to the businesses and apartment complexes in Riverbank explaining the requirements along with a questionnaire and recycling information. 

For those Businesses or Apartment / Housing Complexes that already have a recycling program in place, let the City know by filling out the letter and questionnaire previously mentioned. Fill out the questionnaire and mail it to:
The City of Riverbank Development Services Department
6707 3rd Street
Riverbank CA 95367-2305
Where to go for More Information


Visit:  Stanislaus County Department of Environmental Resources.

Call City of Riverbank Development Services Department at 209-863-7127.

To sign-up for recycling services, please contact Gilton Solid Waste at 209-527-3781.

For additional general information about recycling and waste reduction, visit the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) at

Information on the State Recycling Requirements for Businesses and Multi-Family Dwellings and types of materials to recycle