In 1989, the State of California signed into law landmark environmental legislation, which has and continues to shape the industry of recycling and refuse. Assembly Bill 939 (AB939) requires every city and county in the state of California to divert at least 50% of their entire waste stream from landfills. In order to do so, the City of Stanton calls upon the assistance of all valuable business members and residents in their communities to participate in waste reduction and recycling efforts.
You may have wondered why in the City of Stanton you don't need to sort your waste the way your friends and family do in neighboring cities.
Since the early 1990's, the City of Stanton has partnered with CR&R to recycle the City's residential waste. After this waste is collected and consolidated, it is transported to CR&R's state-of-the-art recycling plant located in Stanton. The recycling plant is uniquely designed to separate and recover recyclable materials from unsorted household waste. This process eliminates the need for additional containers and separate collection pick ups normally associated with residential recycling programs.
Although separation of refuse is not mandatory, please remember that all of your trash will be mechanically or manually sorted. In order to minimize contamination of recyclable materials, please separate newspapers, yard and food waste, and animal waste and diapers in bags, bundles, or a different container.