Commercial/Multi-Family (Apartment) Services

Monterey City Disposal Service offers a variety of refuse and recycling services for our commercial and multi family customers. For refuse collection service, customers can choose between 32 gallon customer provided can services, 64 and 96 gallon cart services, 2 cubic yard rear load containers, and 2, 3, 4, and 6 cubic yard front load containers. Some of the refuse services are available up to 7 days per week. 

Recycling services use the same type of containers (except the 32 gallon can and rear load containers). The 64 and 96 gallon are used for commingled recycling and follows the same rules as the residential recycle service which you will find by clicking here. All four sizes of front load containers are available for cardboard collection. Unfortunately not all services are available to all customers because of space and height constraints. All containers are have wheels except the 6 cubic yard.

Food Scrap Collection is available for customer using a 64 gallon cart or a customer provided compactor.  

Mandatory Commercial Recycling
California State Law AB 341 (2011) requires commercial entities that generate four or more cubic yards of waste per week and all multi-family complexes of five or more units to implement recycling programs. Blue cart and cardboard recycling are included in the price of your commercial service.  Monterey City Disposal Service has recycling and waste diversion experts on staff who will be happy to assist your business or apartment complex with implementing a recycling program.  For more information on AB341 please visit CalRecycle web site.

Mandatory Commercial Organics Collection (Note: Not Mandatory for all customers. please read below)

California State Law AB 1826 requires businesses to recycle their organic waste based on the amount and type of waste the business produces on a weekly basis.  It went into effect in April 2016 and full implementation will be realized in 2019.  For more information on AB 1826 please visit CalRecycle web site.

AB 1826 phases in the requirements for businesses over time based on the amount and type of waste the business produces on a weekly basis, with full implementation realized in 2019. The implementation schedule is as follows:

Date         Requirement

4/1/2016    Businesses that generate 8 cubic yards of organic waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.

1/1/2017     Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards of organic waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.

1/1/2019     Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.

Food Scrap Collection Program (PDF)


Front Load Container

Front Load Container

96 Gallon Cart

96 Gallon Cart

Recycling Front Load

Recycling Front Load

View container sizes below, and please contact us to determine what options are available for your particular property.  

Commercial services – container sizes

All sizes are approximate - all containers have wheels except the 6 cubic Yard

Front Load Containers

  Length Width Height (front) Height (rear) Can Equivalent
2 Cubic Yards 80" 35" 43" 50" 14
3 Cubic Yards 80" 42" 50" 59" 21
4 Cubic Yards 80" 51" 56" 65" 28
6 Cubic Yards 80" 68" 51" 72" 42

Rear Load and Carts

  Length Width Height (front) Height (rear) Can Equivalent
2 Cubic Yards 79" 38" 48" 48" 14
64 Gallon Cart 26" 26" 41" 41" 2
96 Gallon Cart 29" 34" 41" 41" 3