I live in California, why do we have to take a recycle container if we do not wish to recycle? Why can’t we just have a trash can?

One of the goals of California State Law AB939 was to encourage recycling and required cities to divert 50 percent of their waste from landfills by the year 2000. The commingled automated recycling program has proven extremely effective in improving diversion rates allowing many cities to meet the mandated California target.

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