AB 818 (Blumenfield) - Renter's Right to Recycle Act

AB 818, the Renter's Right to Recycle Act, provides a residential recycling opportunity for more than 7.1 million Californians residing in more than 2.4 million multifamily dwelling units.


Position and Status. 
CAW Supports.

AB 818 passed the legislature and was signed in to law by Governor Jerry Brown.

(Sample letter sent to the Governor by CAW members)

California as a whole currently diverts more than 50 percent of its generated waste, with only an estimated 15% of waste generated at multifamily dwellings being diverted.

While nearly 70 percent of Californians living in single family homes have access to curbside recycling, no more than 40 percent of those living in multifamily dwellings have access to a residential recycling opportunity-and many of those are unaware of it.

AB 818 will require that an owner of a multifamily dwelling to arrange appropriate recycling services for the dwelling. The bill is similar to AB 2206 Montañez), AB 548 (Levine), and AB 473 (Blumenfield), which were vetoed by Governor Schwarzenegger.

CAW Staff Contacts.

Mark Murray and Nick Lapis (916) 443-5422

Assembly Member Bob Blumenfield
State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814



Californians Against Waste
California State Association of Counties
California Resource Recovery Association
City of Oakland
Ecology Action


Current Language, Analyses, Votes.