The City of Simi Valley is dedicated to having high quality solid waste collection services in order to continue to reduce the amount of trash sent to the Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Center. Reducing waste can only be completed with active participants. All local residents, businesses, and government agencies play an important role in making Simi Valley’s waste collection work by being informed to properly use their carts or bins to separate recyclable materials, green/food waste, and trash.
Franchised Waste Hauler
The City has an exclusive contract with a franchised hauler, Waste Management (G.I. Industries) that directly provides recycling and trash collection services. Some of these services include, bulky item pickup, curbside recycling, green/food waste recycling,educational outreach, and more. By subscribing all occupied properties help to comply with State mandated waste collection and recycling requirements.
Annually, the City Council establishes and regulates the solid waste and recycling rates and services of the hauler to ensure that residents and businesses are provided with exceptional service at reasonable rates. To initiate service, or if you have questions or concerns about your service please visit the Waste Management (G.I. Industries) website or contact the hauler at (805) 522-9400.
As part of AB 939 also known as the California Integrated Waste Management Act. This state law requires each jurisdiction in California to divert at least 50 percent of its waste away from landfills, whether through waste reduction, recycling or other means. Mandatory Commercial Recycling AB 341 took effect on July 1, 2012. The State’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has adopted requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting commercial solid waste to recycling efforts. This law is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting waste from landfills and to reach California’s recycling goal of 75% by 2020. Additionally, Mandatory Commercial Organic Recycling AB 1826 requires all businesses that generate four cubic yards of organic waste per week that consist of foods scraps and yard clippings are required to have recycling services for organics. Detailed information, resources, and answers to frequently asked questions are available on CalRecycle’s website.
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