Commercial Trash Services

Each business must separate their materials by either placing items into appropriately marked bins or by separating it into black bags for trash, green bags for food waste and blue bags for recyclable materials.

Please mark the name of your business on your grease containers and place out for pick-up only between 9 pm Tuesday and 9:30 am each Wednesday.

Avalon Municipal Code

Section 6-2.208 Placement and Removal of Receptacles

No business entity shall place a receptacle outside for collection more than twelve (12) hours prior to the day of collection. No person having the control of any oil container as described in Section 6-2.203 shall place the same outside for collection except on the day of collection thereof, and only between the hours of 9 pm and 9:30 am. Immediately after collection, each container shall be removed from the street, alley or public way and placed on the place of business having the charge or control thereof. (Ordinance 1172-18, effective January 17, 2019)

California Recycling Laws

Assembly Bill 341 requires all businesses in California that generate four cubic yards or more of waste per week or a multifamily residential dwelling with five units or more to recycle. Assembly Bill 1826 requires businesses to separate their organics (food scraps and yard trimmings) for recycling. This law consists of a tiered system starting April 1, 2016 with businesses generating 8 cubic yards of organic waste per week and decreasing to 4 cubic yards of organic waste per week January 1, 2017. Organics is defined as wood, green, and food waste. Participating in a CR&R recycling program will assist your business in meeting these recycling requirements. Additional information is available from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery's Commercial Recycling page.

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