Commercial Trash, Recycling, & Organics

The City of Canyon Lake’s trash, recyclables, and organic waste are collected by CR&R Environmental Services (CR&R). For customer service, including establishing service, change of address, cart replacement, bulky item pickups, temporary bins, please call CR&R Customer Care at (800) 755-8112.

Mandatory Commercial Recycling – AB 341

Beginning July 1, 2012, Assembly Bill 341 [AB341] required all businesses in California that generate four or more cubic yards of waste per week to recycle. In an effort to assist you with this law, our contracted hauler (CR&R Environmental Services), offers a wide variety of recycling services. Please visit their website at for further information.  Information about California’s new business recycling requirement is available from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) at
Mandatory Organics Recycling – AB 1826
The California Legislature passed, and Governor Brown signed, Assembly Bill 1826 (AB 1826) in 2014. This law requires all businesses and commercial centers that generate a certain amount of organic waste to develop a program to recycle that organic waste rather than sending it to a landfill. Organic waste includes food waste, vegetable trimmings, plate scrapings, spoiled food, and excess food inventory. State regulations require that:
Businesses that generate two cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week shall arrange for ongoing organic waste recycling services by January 1, 2022.

Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants – SB 1383

In September 2016, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383) establishing methane emissions reduction targets in a statewide effort to reduce methane emissions. Methane gas is created in landfills when organic waste naturally decomposes. In accordance with this law, all local jurisdictions must provide recycling and organics waste collection services to all residential and commercial generators by January 1, 2022. This will help divert organic materials from landfills. If you have not done so already, please reach out to CR&R, the City’s waste hauler, to sign up for collection services.
In addition to organics recycling collection programs, SB 1383 regulations also require businesses to minimize throwing out “edible food” by requiring the implementation of an Edible Food Program.
  • Starting January 1, 2022: All Tier One edible food generators will need to either sign up for organics recycling services or donate their food waste to a food bank or non-profit charitable organization. Tier One generators include supermarkets, grocery stores, food service providers, food distributors, and wholesale food vendors.


  • Starting April 1, 2022: All service routes are eligible for random audits on an annual basis. To stay in compliance with the California mandates, CR&R will be working along with the City of Canyon Lake to send out auditors in order to conduct sample route audits. This is a regulatory requirement where auditors will look through trash, recycling, and organic carts on service days to look for contamination in curbside carts, with the goal of reducing contamination and improving the City's recycling program.  For more information, click here.


  • Starting January 1, 2024: All Tier Two edible food generators will need to either sign up for organics recycling services or donate their food waste to a food bank or a non-profit charitable organization. Tier Two generators include restaurants, hotels, health facilities, large venues, large events, state agencies, and local education agencies.
For more information on SB 1383, please visit