Marin Sanitary Service Launches New Commercial Program and Newsletter To Help Businesses Prepare for Coming Recycling Standards.
In less than a year, recycling will become the law for Marin County businesses. Soon they’ll need to start throwing out less and recycling more due to strict new standards being set by the County. To ensure businesses have the tools and know-how to meet and potentially exceed the new standards, Marin Sanitary Service (MSS) is launching a new Commercial Recycling Program.
The new program, led by three dedicated Commercial Recycling Team members, kicked off with a targeted Commercial Recycling Newsletter to all businesses in MSS' jurisdictions. Businesses will also have the opportunity to sign up for regular paperless email updates detailing how MSS can help them launch their own recycling programs or improve their current recycling systems.s
“Sixty percent of all landfill waste is generated by the commercial sector,” said MSS President Patty Garbarino, “These new standards, coupled with our new program, will help Marin businesses get us even closer to the County’s goal of zero waste.”
California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32) obliges cities to adopt mandatory commercial recycling ordinances. The new ordinances, which are expected to go into effect in July of 2012, will only apply to businesses that generate more than 4 cubic yards of refuse and recyclables per week, the size of a standard dumpster.
“Increasing commercial recycling is not only good for resource conservation - it can help businesses reduce operational expenses,” said Commercial Recycling Team Coordinator, Todd Start. “And, it’s necessary when trying to become certified as a Green Business.”
The new MSS Commercial Recycling Program offers the following services:
Waste audits and Assessments
Green Business and LEED certification waste consulting
Regular communications and outreach, including the MSS Commercial Recycling Newsletter, to help keep businesses informed
Optional online sign-up to receive paperless updates and newsletters by email
Access to the Commercial Recycling Team’s three dedicated members
Businesses that would connect with a Commercial Recycling Team member contact Todd Start and Rich Garbarino at (415) 456-2601 or Kim Scheibly at (415) 458-5514.
Please contact Christina Haro at 415-453-0430 to schedule an interview or to receive a high-resolution photo of the Commercial Recycling Team or other compelling commercial recycling images.