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The City of Coronado Municipal Code Chapter 62 requires that Coronado businesses separate all recyclable materials from other solid waste. Additionally, the State of California regulations require all California businesses to participate in Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling (AB 1826) and Mandatory Commercial Recycling (AB 341).  

Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling (AB 1826)

In October 2014,  AB 1826 was signed into law requiring businesses to recycle their organic waste on and after April 1, 2016, depending on the amount of waste they generate per week.  A business that meets the 2 cubic yard waste generation (recycling + organics recycling + disposal) threshold is required to recycle their organic waste in addition to other recyclables.

Organic waste means food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, non-hazardous wood waste, and food-soiled paper waste that is mixed in with food waste.  EDCO will be contacting businesses regarding the State’s mandatory commercial organics recycling requirements. For more information, please visit CalRecycle's Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling website.

Visit to view Frequently Asked Questions, educational videos, and more.

To learn about preventing and diverting wasted food, visit Organic Waste Prevention and Source Reduction.

Mandatory Commercial Recycling (AB 341)

Effective July 1, 2012, California State law AB 341 requires that all California cities to divert a minimum of 75% of waste from landfills by 2020. This law also requires both businesses that generate four cubic yards or more of solid waste weekly and multifamily complexes with 5 units or more to participate in recycling programs.

The City of Coronado cannot reach these goals without each business doing its part. Recycling is the right decision for your business and your community. Establishing recycling programs may also help lower your total cost for waste collection services since recycling service fees are substantially lower than waste collection fees. For more information and to initiate service, contact the EDCO Customer Service call center at (619) 287-7555 or visit EDCO's website 

"Recycle Right" Newsletter

Recycle Right Newsletter Approximately 20% of what some residents and businesses put in their recycling bins is not recyclable in the blue bin. By eliminating materials that don't belong (contamination), you'll help ensure recyclables remain valuable, are actually recycled, and do not create a hazard for workers or machinery at the recycling facility.

Stopping contamination begins with knowing how to recycle as well as what to recycle - Read the Recycle Right Newsletter.

Recycling Right means your items are:

  • EMPTY. No or very little food residue remaining.
  • DRY. No liquids remaining. Liquids can ruin paper, cardboard and other materials in the recycle bin, making them unrecyclable. 
  • LOOSE. Do not bag your recyclables; place them loose in the recycling bin.
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