Start a Recycling Program

Recycling is not only good for the environment of Lake Forest, it can be great for your bottom line too! By exchanging a trash bin with a recycle bin, your monthly bill may be significantly reduced. Getting started with CR&R is as easy as being green. CR&R will structure a program for your business, and provide training and assistance to your employees. To start a recycle program for your business, contact CR&R at (949) 625-6735.

Recycling contributes to the overall well being of the City of Lake Forest, and your business. Additionally it is the law! View the following information to learn about recycling legislation, and how to ensure your business complies with mandates.


SB 1383 and AB 1826: Mandatory Organics Recycling

Senate Bill 1383 and Assembly Bill 1826 (PDF)  require all businesses that generate organic waste (food waste, landscaping waste) to subscribe to and/or participate in a program to recycle the waste. Organic waste includes food scraps, vegetable trimming, plate scrapings, spoiled food, and landscaping waste.  

How do businesses (including property mangers) comply?

1. Recycle your organic material.

  • Subscribe to regular organics collection service from CR&R.    

OR

  • Self-haul organics to a permitted facility such as a composting or anaerobic digestion facility.  A record must be kept showing the amount of organic material delivered to each facility.

2. Provide organics and recycling service to employees, contractors, tenants, and customers.

  • Collection service must be arranged so that access to an adequate number, size, and location of containers is available.
  • For all outdoor and indoor containers, the container bodies or lids shall conform to the following color scheme: gray/black for trash, blue for recycling, and, green for organics.  In addition, containers shall have labels with graphic images to indicate primary materials accepted and prohibited.
  • Provide, annually, educational information about the legal requirements to compost and recycle.  In addition, education must be provided on how to properly sort the three (3) waste streams into correct containers.  Please note, for new tenants, this information must be provided before or within 14 days of move-in.
  • Periodically inspect recycling and organics containers and inform employees if contamination is found.

Which businesses are required to donate excess edible food?

Large food generating businesses are required to donate excess edible food.  For more information on businesses subject to this part of SB 1383, please visit the City's Edible Food Recovery information page.  Of course, anyone can donate edible food and is encouraged to participate in these programs too.


AB 827: Restaurant Recycling and Organics Bins

Effective July 1, 2020, Assembly Bill 827 (AB 827) mandates food service establishments to provide customers with disposal containers for three (3) types of materials - food scraps, recyclables, and trash - generated from products purchased and consumed onsite.

Which businesses are subject to the law?

  • Businesses covered under AB1826 and AB 341 recycling laws.
  • Any food generating establishment where customers bus their own tables such as fast-food restaurants.

What is required by the law?

  • Businesses must provide customers with recycling and organics collection bins adjacent to each in-house bin (restroom bins are excluded)
  • Bins must be in clear view and easily accessible.
  • Bins must be properly labeled to indicate which materials can be placed inside.
    1. Common organic materials include plate scrapings (leftover food) and food-soiled paper.
    2. Common recyclable materials include clean and dry paper and cardboard, empty and dry aluminum cans and plastic beverage bottles.
    3. Common trash materials include plastic single-use utensils, plastic straws, condiment packets, and soft drink cups.

What if a business sells food that is consumed off-site?

  • If all materials are consumed off-site and the business does not already provide a trash container for customers, then organic recycling collection bins are not needed.

Any exemptions?

  • Full-service restaurants are exempt; they are not required to provide customers with organics and recycling collection bins. However, businesses must provide properly labeled bins next to trash bins for employees to separate all post-consumer materials.

Getting Started

Businesses may create their own signage or utilize examples from CalRecycle's website.


Commercial Waste & Recycling Services

Start a Recycling Program

Recycling is not only good for the environment of Lake Forest, it can be great for your bottom line too! By exchanging a trash bin with a recycle bin, your monthly bill may be significantly reduced. Getting started with CR&R is as easy as being green. CR&R will structure a program for your business, and provide training and assistance to your employees. To start a recycle program for your business, contact CR&R at (949) 625-6735.

Recycling contributes to the overall well being of the City of Lake Forest, and your business. Additionally it is the law! View the following information to learn about recycling legislation, and how to ensure your business complies with mandates.


SB 1383 and AB 1826: Mandatory Organics Recycling

Senate Bill 1383 and Assembly Bill 1826 (PDF)  require all businesses that generate organic waste (food waste, landscaping waste) to subscribe to and/or participate in a program to recycle the waste. Organic waste includes food scraps, vegetable trimming, plate scrapings, spoiled food, and landscaping waste.  

How do businesses (including property mangers) comply?

1. Recycle your organic material.

  • Subscribe to regular organics collection service from CR&R.    

OR

  • Self-haul organics to a permitted facility such as a composting or anaerobic digestion facility.  A record must be kept showing the amount of organic material delivered to each facility.

2. Provide organics and recycling service to employees, contractors, tenants, and customers.

  • Collection service must be arranged so that access to an adequate number, size, and location of containers is available.
  • For all outdoor and indoor containers, the container bodies or lids shall conform to the following color scheme: gray/black for trash, blue for recycling, and, green for organics.  In addition, containers shall have labels with graphic images to indicate primary materials accepted and prohibited.
  • Provide, annually, educational information about the legal requirements to compost and recycle.  In addition, education must be provided on how to properly sort the three (3) waste streams into correct containers.  Please note, for new tenants, this information must be provided before or within 14 days of move-in.
  • Periodically inspect recycling and organics containers and inform employees if contamination is found.

Which businesses are required to donate excess edible food?

Large food generating businesses are required to donate excess edible food.  For more information on businesses subject to this part of SB 1383, please visit the City's Edible Food Recovery information page.  Of course, anyone can donate edible food and is encouraged to participate in these programs too.


AB 827: Restaurant Recycling and Organics Bins

Effective July 1, 2020, Assembly Bill 827 (AB 827) mandates food service establishments to provide customers with disposal containers for three (3) types of materials - food scraps, recyclables, and trash - generated from products purchased and consumed onsite.

Which businesses are subject to the law?

  • Businesses covered under AB1826 and AB 341 recycling laws.
  • Any food generating establishment where customers bus their own tables such as fast-food restaurants.

What is required by the law?

  • Businesses must provide customers with recycling and organics collection bins adjacent to each in-house bin (restroom bins are excluded)
  • Bins must be in clear view and easily accessible.
  • Bins must be properly labeled to indicate which materials can be placed inside.
    1. Common organic materials include plate scrapings (leftover food) and food-soiled paper.
    2. Common recyclable materials include clean and dry paper and cardboard, empty and dry aluminum cans and plastic beverage bottles.
    3. Common trash materials include plastic single-use utensils, plastic straws, condiment packets, and soft drink cups.

What if a business sells food that is consumed off-site?

  • If all materials are consumed off-site and the business does not already provide a trash container for customers, then organic recycling collection bins are not needed.

Any exemptions?

  • Full-service restaurants are exempt; they are not required to provide customers with organics and recycling collection bins. However, businesses must provide properly labeled bins next to trash bins for employees to separate all post-consumer materials.

Getting Started

Businesses may create their own signage or utilize examples from CalRecycle's website.


AB 341: Mandatory Commercial and Multi-Family Complex Recycling Law

Assembly Bill 341 (PDF) (AB 341) was signed into law in October 2011 and requires certain types of commercial and multi-family complexes to subscribe to recycling services. Specifically, businesses that generate  four (4) or more cubic yards of trash per week and multi-family complexes with five (5) or more units are required to recycle.  For more information on the requirements of AB 341, visit CalRecycle.  

CR&R offers programs for both Commingled and Source Separated Recycling. For assistance in implementing a recycling program, please contact CR&R at (949) 625-6735.The CR&R Commercial Recycling Brochure (PDF) has some helpful information on recyclable items, green waste, bulky items, E-waste, and household hazardous waste.

AB 341 SELF-REPORTING FORM:  If your businesses has been identified as a non-compliant property, you are required to submit the following self-reporting form to the City:   Click here.


Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling Requirements

The City of Lake Forest implemented a Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Recycling Program (Ordinance No. 320) to divert C&D material from California landfills and to assist the City in achieving diversion requirements mandated by Assembly Bill 939 and the California Building Standards Code. This program requires that at least 65% of C&D waste generated at “covered projects” in the City be diverted from landfill disposal through reuse and recycling. C&D material typically consists of waste generated during construction, renovation, or demolition of buildings, pavements, or other structures.

The links below provide detailed information about the City of Lake Forest’s C&D Program including the forms and reports necessary to comply with the ordinance.


Hazardous Waste

Hazardous wastes are products that are flammable, corrosive, reactive or toxic. They are dangerous to the public and the environment. It is illegal to dispose of hazardous wastes in your CR&R containers. Hazardous wastes must be disposed of properly. For more information about the disposal of hazardous waste, check out the Orange County Landfills website.

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2022 Business Survey


Social Media Accounts:

Please select all social media outlets that your business currently utilizes.

Social Media
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Has your business/organization been negatively impacted by COVID-19?
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If you could receive an assistance grant, how much would your business/organization need to properly recover?
If you could receive an assistance grant, how much would your business/organization need to properly recover?
If you selected "more", please submit your response here.
If you are a restaurant, have you used outdoor dining during the Pandemic and would you like to continue or enhance outdoor dining?
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If you responded "yes" or "other", how long would you like to continue to have the ability to conduct outdoor operations?
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Business Address
Please enter Mailing Address information, if different from Business Address.
Home-Based Business?
If yes, you do not need to enter Property Manager Contact Information on the following page.

Commercial Business Additional Information

Applicable if you are a commercial or a home-based business.

Reason(s) for locating Business in Lake Forest:

Property Manager Contact Information

Applicable if you are leasing or own commercial property.

PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THIS SECTION IF YOU ARE A HOME-BASED BUSINESS.

Property Manager Address

Business Watch - Emergency Contact Information

Please complete the following emergency contact information if your business wishes to participate in the Orange County Sheriff's Department "Business Watch Program". You will be contacted and provided with additional information and receive a "Business Watch" decal.

PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THIS SECTION IF YOU ARE A HOME-BASED BUSINESS.

More Information on Lake Forest Business Watch:

Business Watch | Lake Forest, CA

To learn more about the Lake Forest Business Watch Program, please visit the link above.

Please enter the name of an individual to call in case of an emergency. They must have keys to your business.
Please enter the name of an individual to call in case of an emergency. They must have keys to your business.
Do you have an alarm system?
Do you have surveillance cameras?

Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce Membership

Membership Application

Joining the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce offers numerous opportunities to network, gain valuable experience, expand your business, and more. If you are interested in joining or would like more information, select the link above.

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CCA

Address
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City of Lake Forest SMS Sign Up

Please provide the following information to join the waiting list for the Lake Forest CERT program.
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Expand the Forest

Expand the Forest Beautification Program

Public Works Department | 100 Civic Center Dr. | Lake Forest, Ca 92630 | (949) 461 - 3493


Applicant Information

Address

Note: Due to the health and wellbeing of the selected trees, plantings will occur only from October 1st though December 1st and March 1st through June 1st. Staff will contact you during this time frame. Dedication plaques are not allowed. 


Location

 

Disclaimer: If a planting date cannot be arranged, the tree(s) will be planted by the end of the planting period. 

 


Type of Tree


Dedication

The City Council Certificate: The dedication and sponsor(s) information will appear on the City Council signed certificate mailed to you after the tree planting has occurred.

(Example: In loving memory of John Doe, a great friend and co-worker) 


Payment

The cost of the Expand the Forest Program is $93.00/15 gallon tree. 

If Paying by Check, Mail to:

City of Lake Forest
Expand the Forest Program
100 Civic Center Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630

If Paying with Cash, Bring to:

City of Lake Forest
100 Civic Center Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630

If Paying by Credit Card

Credit card payments are accepted through eLakeForest.com with a 3.29% service fee. Register for a new account through eLakeForest.com.

 

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Responsible Pet Ownership

Vet / Clinic:
20780 Lake Forest Dr., Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 600-8310
23162 El Toro Frontage Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630 (949) 837-5222
29040 Portola Parkway, Lake Forest, CA 92630 (949) 380-1255
24301 Muirlands Blvd Ste P, Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 837-7660
22377 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 855-9744
3 Rancho Circle, Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 581-7979

Owner Information

City: Lake Forest

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