The Space Allocation and Enclosure Design Guidelines for Trash and Recycling (DGTR)
provide recycling and waste collection requirements for all
developments in the City. Integrated collection areas with recycling
components assist in the reduction of waste materials, thereby
prolonging the life of landfills and promoting environmentally-sound
practices, and help the City meet State-mandated recycling requirements.
The DGTR provides information and resources for designing trash and
recycling sites that will be used by building occupants in new
developments or significant remodels. Conventional recycling and
greenwaste recycling must be designed into the site along with the trash
capacity. Assembly Bill 1327, the “California Solid Waste Reuse and
Recycling Access Act of 1991,” requires new commercial and multi-family
developments of 5 units or more, or improvements that add 30% or more to
the existing floor area, to include adequate, accessible, and
convenient areas for collecting and loading recyclable materials.
Waste disposal and recycling must be well planned in conjunction with the City and the waste hauler.
Each applicant for a land use permit is required to develop and submit an Integrated Waste Management Plan as part of the permit process.