SOUTH PARK CENTER participates in mandated Assembly Bill (AB) 341 Recycling Program which requires all California businesses generating four (4) or more cubic yards each week of commercial solid waste to participate in a recycling program to reduce and/or recycle 50%+ of their trash to help reduce the amount of waste going to landfills.
The Building’s recycling program includes:
- Organics Recycling (i.e., food waste)
- Single-Stream Recycling (i.e., uncontaminated paper and cardboard, glass, plastic and metal cans)
- Regular Trash Disposal
The following are tips and guidelines as to which products are acceptable to be recycled, and which are not. Please take a moment to review this information and feel free to forward it on to your colleagues and employees.
What Materials are Recyclable?
- Organic Trash - Strictly food waste ONLY
- Plastic Bottles, Glass Containers and Aluminum Cans - The following non-paper materials are recyclable and MUST BE RINSED AND EMPTIED to help prevent the accumulation of flying insects:
- Aluminum and Metal Soda / Juice Cans
- Glass Bottles and Jars
- All Glass Containers
- Plastic Milk Containers
- Plastic Soda / Juice Containers
- Plastic Water Bottles
- Paper / Cardboard (Non-Contaminated Paper and Cardboard Products)
- All Office Paper
- Carbonless / NCR Duplicating Paper
- Phone Books
- Newspapers and Magazines
- Cardboard Boxes
- White and Colored Paper
- Cardboard (Flatten and it will be removed separately)
- Computer Paper
- Plain Fax Paper
- Adding Machine Tape
- Junk Mail
- Manila File Folders
- Envelopes (Even those with plastic windows, paper clips and staples are OK!!!)
What Materials Are NOT Recyclable?
Unfortunately, not everything can go in the recycle bins. Here are a few examples of what items are UNACCEPTABLE and must be disposed of as Regular (Non-Recyclable) Trash:
- Regular Trash (Non-Recyclable Trash)
- Soiled / Wet Food Containers
- Soiled / Wet Paper, Tissue, Paper Towels and Napkins
- Soiled / Wet / Treated (Waxed) Cardboard
- Coffee Grounds and Filters / Tea Bags
- Plastic Bags and Envelopes
- Non-Paper Items
- Laminated and Waxed Paper
- Pendaflex Folders
- 3-Ring Binders
- Paper Cups, Plates or Styrofoam
- Aerosol Cans
- Paint Cans
- Photographs or Negatives
- Carbon Paper
The recycling program procedures are as follows for participating Tenants:
- Upon Tenant’s request, Building Management will provide at No Charge, a small Cardboard Recycling Container for each desk throughout the office for the collection of recyclable PAPER MATERIALS ONLY.
- We ask that each employee participate by emptying their individual small Cardboard Recycling Containers into the centrally located large Cardboard Recycling Container, once it becomes full.
- Nightly cleaning personnel will empty the centrally located large Cardboard Recycling Container(s), once it is approximately 1/2 full and/or as needed.
- Tenants are responsible for providing its own desk side trash containers for its Regular (Non-Recyclable) Trash, which will be emptied nightly by the nightly cleaning personnel.
- Upon Tenant’s request, Building Management will provide at No Charge, large Cardboard Recycling Container(s) which will be placed in a centralized location within the suite (i.e., lunchroom, copier / file room, etc.) as designated by the Tenant.
- A separate large Cardboard Recycling Container will be required for each recycling program (i.e., Organic Trash, Plastic/Glass/Aluminum, and/or Paper/Cardboard) the Tenant wishes to participate in.
- Organic Trash and Plastic/Glass/Aluminum should ONLY be disposed of in the designated large Cardboard Recycling Container. Nightly cleaning personnel will empty these containers, once they become approximately 1/2 full and/or as needed.