Tuesday, January 8, 2013
SSE Supports AB 341
Members of the Sustainable Surplus team will be at the San Diego Board of Supervisors’ meeting tomorrow, January 9, to support the proposed revision of Assembly Bill 341.
AB 341 requires businesses that produce four cubic yards of waste or more weekly to recycle. It also sets a state goal of achieving 75% landfill diversion by 2020.
The proposed ordinance by SD Solid Waste Planning & Recycling department would increase diversion of business waste from landfill disposal. The County’s current ordinance requires businesses 20,000 square feet or larger to recycle specified materials. The proposed ordinance would be in accordance with the State mandate for businesses at four cubic yards of waste.
As a result, the ordinance would increase the amount of materials recycled in the unincorporated area of the county, assist the County to continue to meet state-mandated goals and requirements, conserve landfill capacity and encourage investment in the recycling and waste reduction industry.