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School Recycling Program

The School Recycling Program provides online resources, including the Youth for Environmental Sustainability (YES) toolkits, that can be utilized by all schools in LA County to reduce waste and increase recycling on campus. The program also offers FREE consultation services to schools located in the unincorporated areas.

Mandatory Recycling Laws

Assembly Bill (AB) 341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling
Schools that generate four (4) cubic yards or more of trash (solid waste) per week must arrange for recycling services.

Senate Bill (SB) 1383 Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy
Schools must arrange for organic waste recycling services and donate surplus edible food that would otherwise be disposed of.

Assembly Bill (AB) 827 Solid Waste, Commercial and Organic Waste, and Recycling Bins
Schools must provide recycling and organic waste containers in areas where recyclables and/or organic waste is generated.

Assembly Bill (AB) 1276 Reduction of Waste from Single-Use Articles and Expanded Polystyrene Products
School cafeterias located in County unincorporated areas may not provide single-use disposable food service ware (such as trays, plates, cups, "clamshells" and other food containers) with ready-to-eat food, unless the single-use items are either compostable or recyclable after use. Single-use food accessories (such as cutlery, napkins, straws, and condiments) should never be bundled or packaged together, and condiments may only be provided in reusable containers, bulk and/or self-serve dispensers, or non-plastic packaging.