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.