SOLID WASTE & RECYCLINGMandatory Commercial Recycling

Yucaipa Municipal Code (8.28.055 “Mandatory Commercial Recycling/Diversion) enforces the regulations of State legislation (AB 341), which mandates businesses and public entities generating four (4) cubic yards or more of waste per week and multifamily residential dwellings with five (5) units or more to recycle. All businesses and multifamily residential dwellings are encouraged to take advantage of recycling programs and select any combination of the following to divert commercial solid waste from disposal:

  • Subscribe to recycling services from Burrtec
  • Arrange for the pickup of recyclable materials
  • Self-haul recyclables to a recycling center

It is important for business and multifamily residential dwellings to be proactive and contact their solid waste recycling service provider to ensure they are receiving the recycling services necessary to comply with AB 341. A property owner of a commercial business or a multifamily residential dwelling may require tenants to source separate their recyclable materials to aid in compliance.  Download the Commercial Recycling “What you need to know” brochure for additional information.

Burrtec Recycling Coordinators can assist with providing the necessary education and outreach. Contact the Customer Service department today at 909-889-1969 to schedule a complimentary waste and recycling survey.

Whether it’s called dumpster diving or scavenging, it is the unauthorized removal of solid waste materials. Removal of materials from a bin may increase the cost of collection services. Materials placed in a recycling bin have a value that is used to offset collection and processing costs. When a scavenger breaks the law and removes those materials they are also removing any value associated with the recycling program, which ultimately affects costs. If you see a scavenger, do not approach them! Report illegal activity to local law enforcement. Also, please help us help you. Do not give permission to scavengers to take recyclables.

  • All numbered plastics
  • Aluminum cans
  • Aerosol cans
  • Brochures
  • Cardboard
  • Cartons
  • Cereal boxes (remove wax paper lining)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Computer paper
  • Coupons
  • Envelopes
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • Glass cosmetic bottles
  • Junk mail
  • Laundry bottles
  • Ledger paper
  • Magazines/catalogs
  • Newspaper
  • Paper
  • Paper tubes
  • Phone books
  • Pizza boxes
  • Plastic containers #1-#7
  • Plastic milk jugs
  • Styrofoam*
  • Tin cans
  • Tissue boxes
  • Wrapping paper

*Not all areas recycle Styrofoam. Please contact Customer Service at 909-889-1969 for details.

  • Ceramic dishes/cups
  • Clothing
  • Drinking glasses
  • Furniture, carpets & other products containing fabric
  • Garden hoses
  • Light bulbs
  • Metal lawn furniture
  • Mirrors
  • Plastic lawn furniture
  • Plastic margarine tubs
  • Plastic pools & toys
  • Soiled pizza boxes
  • Safety glass
  • Stuffed animals
  • Soiled aluminum foil
  • Used diapers
  • Used paper plates
  • Used tissue products
  • Water hoses
  • Wax paper
  • Windows

Recycling services offered include:

  • On-site consultation to help customize a recycling plan for you
  • Recycling guide to help you identify what items can be recycled
  • Recycling collection
  •  Recycling containers:  1.5-3 yard recycling bin capacity; 96 gallon recycling containers for locations with storage limitations
  • 40 yard Roll Off containers

Burrtec also offers a commercial food waste recycling program. Contact the Customer Service Department at 909-889-1969 for more information.