How many businesses in California will be impacted by AB 341?

CalRecycle estimates that about 470,000 businesses and multifamily residences will have to take specific actions to comply with the proposed regulations. Of this total, about 250,000 are businesses and an additional 220,000 are multifamily dwellings.

The affected businesses represent approximately 20% of California’s 1.3 million businesses and are responsible for about 75% of the commercial waste generated in California. Using the California Department of Finance criteria for small business (fewer than 100 employees), about 90% of these affected businesses would be considered “small” businesses.

The regulated multifamily dwellings account for about 60% of the waste generated by multifamily housing.

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1. What are the main differences in the regulations that were being developed by ARB and CalRecycle under AB 32 and the regulations that CalRecycle is now developing to support AB 341?
2. When will the regulations be adopted?
3. What is the schedule for complying with the regulations?
4. How many businesses in California will be impacted by AB 341?
5. Will implementation of the mandatory commercial recycling regulations increase costs for jurisdictions?
6. Are jurisdictions and/or businesses required to divert 75% of their waste?
7. Are there any costs savings associated with the statute and proposed regulations?
8. What benefits to California are anticipated due to the proposed regulations?