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SealCity of Beaumont, CA
550 East 6th Street
Beaumont, CA 92223
Mandatory Commercial Recycling

In October 2010, Beaumont City Council approved an ordinance (Municipal Code Chapter 8.14) which requires recycling at all commercial businesses.

The purpose of this Chapter is to establish requirements for the recycling of recyclable materials generated from commercial facilities. These requirements are intended to increase the diversion of recyclable materials from landfills, conserve capacity and extend the useful life of landfills utilized by the City, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and avoid the potential financial and other consequences to the City of failing to meet State law diversion requirements. (Ord. 976, 10/5/2010)

These requirements include:

  • Owners, landlords, tenants and occupants of commercial facilities, jointly or severally, shall recycle recyclable materials by depositing the same in recycling containers provided by the City’s designated recyclable materials waste hauler.

  • Occupants of commercial facilities shall designate, for the convenience and use of occupants’ employees and independent contractors, recycling collection and storage areas and shall place appropriate signs in and in the proximity of such areas.

  • Occupants of commercial facilities shall ensure that their employees and independent contractors are educated about recycling services available at the site. Information, including the types of recyclable materials accepted, the location of recycling containers, and the employees’ responsibility to recycle shall be distributed periodically, and all new employees when hired, and independent contractors when retained, shall also be given such information and instruction. All employees and independent contractors shall also be given appropriate information and instructions concerning any change in recycling services to the commercial facility. (Ord. 976, 10/5/2010)

For additional information on the State law diversion requirements, please visit www.calrecycle.ca.gov