Business Waste & Recycling
All Businesses located in the City of Maywood must fill out the Business Waste and Recycling Confirmation Form (PDF) when submitting the Business License application.
Information on disposing of Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste can be obtained by calling 888-Clean-LA (800-238-0172). You can also dispose of used motor oil at more than 600 oil recycling centers in Los Angeles County. For a complete listing call 888-Clean-LA. For an exclusive waste hauler, call Universal Waste Systems at 800-631-7016.
Commercial & Multi-Family Recycling
Commercial and multi-family properties will also be offered additional services including recycling and organics collection.
Please note: Accounts with service of four cubic yards or more of waste are required by the State to recycle (AB 341) and have an organics waste program (AB 1826). Universal Waste Services will be contacting mandated customers to set up these programs. Customers, who have their own existing program or use third-party vendors, must fill out to attached Self Certification form to obtain an exemption. Please contact Universal Waste Services at 800-631-7016 for further information.
Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law
With the passage of AB 341 (Chapter 476, Statutes of 2011 [Chesbro, AB 341]). California is one of the first states in the nation to enact a state-wide program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting commercial solid waste from landfills. State mandatory recycling for businesses and multi-family properties began July 1, 2012.
AB 341 requires all businesses that generate four or more cubic yards of waste weekly and apartment communities/multi-family housing with five or more units to recycle. Recycling helps conserve resources and extends the life of California's landfills. It also helps create a healthy environment for our community and future generations. For more information about California's mandatory recycling law, AB 314, visit the CalRecycle website.
Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling Law
In 2014, AB 1826 Chesbro (Chapter 727, Statutes of 2014) was signed into law, requiring businesses, including apartment communities/multi-family housing with five or more units, to recycle organic waste based on the amount of waste generated each week. Note: Multi-family housing units are not required to have a food waste diversion program, but must recycle green/landscaping waste. Organic waste includes:
- Food waste
- Food-soiled paper
- Green waste
- Landscape and pruning waste
- Non-hazardous wood waste
- Businesses and multi-family housing units generating eight cubic yards or more of organic waste per week were required to have organics recycling in place by April 1, 2016.
- Businesses and multi-family housing units generating four cubic yards of organic waste per week must arrange to recycle their organics by January 1, 2017.
- Businesses and multi-family housing units generating four cubic yards of solid waste per week must arrange to recycle their organics by January 1, 2019.
For more information about California's mandatory organics recycling law, visit the CalRecycle website.
Additional Commercial Services
Bulky item pickup is available to commercial businesses. If you would like to find out more, please call our customer service department at 800-631-7016.