Recycling for Businesses

Waste Reduction

Recycling can help your business’s bottom line by identifying inefficient consumption and waste disposal.  Diverting recyclable material from your regular trash may also reduce your disposal service expenses because disposal costs for recyclables are lower than for trash.  Newly adopted AB 341 requires commercial recycling for businesses and multifamily complexes with at least 5 units that generate more than 4 cubic yards of solid waste per week  starting July 1, 2012. For more information on the bill please visit the CalRecycle website. 

Businesses can contact the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s Environmental Programs Section and request a site visit to conduct a waste audit.  A waste audit looks for potential ways to divert or reduce waste such as switching cardboard box disposal from a trash bin to a recycling bin, and recommending reusable instead of disposable cups in the break room.

Read the latest edition of the Waste and Recycling Newsletter for commercial, roll-off, and multi-family complex accounts.

For a cheat sheet on what can be placed in the recycle bin, please click here.

For a free waste audit, call the Environmental Programs Info Line at (909) 919-2635.

Franchised Waste Hauler

Burrtec Waste Industries is the ONLY  business permitted to haul solid waste in the City of Rancho Cucamonga.  No unauthorized collection containers are allowed.

Hazardous Waste

If your organization produces small quantities of hazardous waste, San Bernardino County’s Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) program can be a responsible option for disposal.  The program accepts material from organizations that generate 27 gallons or 220 pounds of hazardous waste or 2.2 pounds of extremely hazardous waste per month. 

Businesses can have the waste material picked up for a fee by the program, or schedule an appointment to deliver it themselves to the program’s main facility in San Bernardino.  Disposal costs vary depending on the material.

Call (800) OILYCAT (800-645­-9228) or visit  and see information under “Hazmat” for program costs, to make an appointment, or for general information.

Note: Businesses and non-profits MUST dispose of their hazardous waste through the CESQG program.  Their hazardous waste can not be accepted at the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.