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Recycling for Schools

The Smart Business Recycling Program offers resources and consultation services that can help schools in the Los Angeles County unincorporated areas reduce the amount of trash they generate and throw away and implement new recycling practices or enhancing existing practices. Engaging students in recycling provides learning opportunities about environmental issues and the impacts of every day decisions.

Recycling is the Law

Mandatory Recycling for Schools

Effective July 1, 2012, the State's Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law (AB 341) requires all institutions, including schools, to arrange for recycling services.

Beginning April 1, 2016, the State's Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling Law (AB 1826) will phase in requirements for institutions, including schools, that generate specified amounts of green waste to arrange for recycling services for that material

For more information on Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law(AB 341) and Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling Law (AB 1826), please visit the California Resources, Recycling, and Recovery website: CalRecycle

Let's Get Started!

Use the links below to help get you started on complying with State laws:

Recycling Resources Find a list of Organic, Recycling, and Educational resources that can help you comply with Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law (AB 341) and Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling Law (AB 1826).

County Programs Find out what recycling programs the County offers schools that can help yours achieve greater sustainability.

Request a Consultation Submit a request for an on-site consultation on how to enhance your school's recycling practices.

Model Programs See what other schools are doing to be more sustainable!