The City of Calabasas is
committed to providing commercial properties all necessary
information and resources needed to implement efficient recycling
programs. City council set the goal of reaching 75% recycling
diversion by 2012; we cannot reach this number without the
participation of Calabasas businesses AND multifamily residents.
With the passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 341, all commercial
businesses that generate four cubic yards or more of waste per week
and multifamily units of five or more are required to recycle. The
purpose of this new law is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by
diverting commercial solid waste from landfills and expand
opportunities for recycling in California.
What sort of
recycling resources does Calabasas provide?
|1) Recycling baskets to be placed at
workstations next to trash bin. These blue baskets can be provided
to your office free of charge.
|2) City Recycling Signage, to be
placed at large indoor bins and outside on trash enclosure. These
metal signs can be provided to your property free of charge.
hazardous waste and electronic waste?
1) The City of Calabasas has two
electronic waste roundups per month that accept commercial
electronic items. The 1st Saturday of each month held at the
Albertsons Shopping Center from 10am-3pm and the 3rd Saturday of
each month held at the Vons Shopping Center from 10am-3pm.
2) The County of Los Angeles has
several permanent hazardous waste drop off locations and a temporary
collection at the Lost Hills landfill once per year. Please check
the following website for more information
Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County.
How do I go about
adding additional recycling bins and or taking away unnecessary
1) The City of Calabasas has a franchise agreement with Waste
Management for trash and recycling services they can be reached at
1-800-675-1171 or Waste
2) Pursuant to the
franchise agreement Calabasas commercial properties are not charged
for pickup or recycling and or green waste bins.
What if I need
Please check the listed links for
recycling information applicable to Los Angeles County and the State
County Materials Exchange (LACoMAX)
is a materials exchange where materials or items that are available
or wanted are posted. Simply type in information about the item or
material you want to discard or inquire about and your information
is available to anyone in the region with Internet access. Listings
are accessible both by material category and geographic region.
offers information and advice for setting up and expanding waste
reduction and recycling programs.
California Materials Exchange (CalMAX)
The CalMAX program is a free service that lists furniture,
construction materials, commodities, etc., which are available or no
longer needed by businesses or non-profit organizations.
Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
RMDZ program provides attractive loans, technical assistance and
free product marketing to qualified businesses that use materials
from the waste stream to manufacture their products.