Sept 6 - Commercial Recycling Becomes Mandatory in Minneapolis

The City of Minneapolis, MN now requires mandatory recycling for businesses and other commercial locations. Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota and adjoins the state capital, St. Paul.

The ordinance went into effect last week and requires recyclables such as paper, glass, plastic, and aluminum cans generated on site to be collected and picked up at least twice a month. For more information, read this article from the Minnesota Star Tribune.

In California, AB 341 (Chesbro), which would require recycling for both apartments and businesses, is awaiting action on the Senate floor. Both houses of the state legislature recently passed AB 818 (Blumenfield), which mandates recycling in multifamily complexes. The bill is currently awaiting action by Governor Jerry Brown.