Business Recycling

According to California law, a business that generates four cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week is required to arrange for recycling services. This also applies to multifamily sites with five (5) or more units. There are several ways to comply with this law with the ultimate goal of diverting waste from the landfill. The good news is that recycling is free in the City of Monterey, and the Environmental Programs office can help you get started.

Most of the waste that is landfilled in the City of Monterey is from the commercial sector, i.e. businesses. Business owners juggle many responsibilities, so, we have tried to help find ways to reduce waste and recycle. Recycling is also a great way to save money. The more you recycle, the more you save by decreasing your bill for waste sent to the landfill! It's just that easy, and it's good business $cents$. Want to start your own recycling program? Here are some tips to help you get started.

Food Scrap Collection Program available now for businesses in the City of Monterey

Blue to Blue Recycling Program For Hospitality Businesses

Are you a hospitality based business within The City of Monterey? Do you like to save money?

The Blue to Blue Recycling program is a comprehensive recycling program which includes FREE interior recycling bins, training posters, and personnel training to ensure maximum program effectiveness.

The Goal: Targeting tourism-based businesses to take some of our biggest trash generators and turn them into our biggest recycling generators. We also want to make recycling a natural thing to do; when you see blue bins you know they’re for recycling, and not trash.

The following are the types of containers that are typically offered through this program:

96 Gallon Exterior
23 Gallon Slim Jim
14 Gallon Recycling Box
7 Gallon Desk side Bin
96 gallon exterior recycler 23 gallon slim jim Recycle Box 7 gallon side desk

This is a free program available to all tourist based businesses and venues.
Want more information? Want to sign up? Contact us! the Environmental Programs office at (831) 646-5662

What Can I Recycle?
Zero Waste Business
Did you Know?
Every year, the United States generates approximately 230 million tons of "trash"--about 4.6 pounds per person per day. Less than one-quarter of it is recycled; the rest is incinerated or buried in landfills. With a little forethought, we could reuse or recycle more than 70 percent of the land filled waste, which includes valuable materials such as glass, metal, and paper. This would reduce the demand on virgin sources of these materials and eliminate potentially severe environmental, economic, and public health problems.