California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Illegal Dumping Resources Toolbox

Technical Advisory Committee

Status | Stakeholder Input and Meetings | Task Force History

CalRecycle established a high-level state and local illegal dumping enforcement task force (task force) to assess the extent of the illegal dumping problem and develop recommendations to CalRecycle to enhance the effectiveness of local and state responses to the problem. Topics and recommendations addressed include, but are not limited to, legislative, outreach, public education, enforcement, coordination (including regional coordination summits), human resource, budgetary and financial proposals. The task force (now the technical advisory committee) also developed and conducted a survey of local jurisdictions to assess the extent and cost of the illegal dumping problem and will identified content for this web-based statewide clearinghouse of illegal dumping enforcement and outreach tools. To address the long term problems with illegal dumping, this task force was changed to a technical advisory committee.


This advisory committee provides ongoing illegal dumping program expertise for CalRecycle, is composed of voluntary members, and does not have to function under the statutory requirements of a legislative or department created committee.

Stakeholder Input and Meetings

Upcoming Technical Advisory Committee Meetings

To be determined.

Past Technical Advisory Committee Meetings

March 19, 2014

November 13, 2013

June 20, 2013

November 27, 2012

May 23, 2012

December 14, 2011

May 6, 2011

Past Task Force Meetings

October 22, 2008 Task Force and CIWMB Team Illegal Dumping Meeting

October 4, 2007 Task Force and CIWMB Team Illegal Dumping Meeting

September 14, 2006 Task Force Meeting

May 24, 2006 Task Force Meeting

March 29, 2006 Task Force Meeting

Task Force History

The 21-member task force was selected, and the first meeting was held on March 29, 2006 in Sacramento. At this meeting an initial list of discussion items was presented to the task force. The second meeting was held May 24, 2006, at which time a revised list of discussion items was presented entitled "Issues under Consideration for Inclusion in Final Report". The new document represents a work in progress based on review of the previous list of discussion items document.

During the ensuing four months, the identified issues were discussed at local task force meetings and regional coordination meetings. The third task force meeting was held on September 14, 2006. At this meeting, task force members agreed on including 24 recommendations in the report to the CIWMB (now CalRecycle), and prioritized the top six recommendations. They also reviewed the initial results of the fiscal impact surveys, and agreed on accepting additional data from counties and cities.

The CIWMB Strategic Policy Development Committee discussed the final report (MS Word, 236 KB) at its March 6, 2007, meeting during Agenda Item 10 (MS Word, 71 KB). The Board members were very receptive to the idea of the Board taking a leadership role in providing technical assistance, coordination, and outreach to local and State agencies. The Board also asked that a small group of staff convene to lay out a work plan for implementing the report and return to the Board with the proposed work plan within a few months. The task force effectively ended it's responsibility with the March 2007, Board meeting.

The Board directed the task force to reconvene at the August 7, 2007 meeting of the Strategic Policy Development Committee, with recognition approval at the August 14, 2007 Board meeting. The Board asked the task force to meet to review the implementation plan staff developed for the Illegal Dumping Program. The task force reconvened on October 4, 2007. The plan was presented as part of the Strategic Directive Report at the December 4, 2007 Policy Development Committee meeting, and the full Board on December 11, 2007. The Board directed staff to move forward on developing best management practices for illegal dumping abatement and enforcement and identify what components should be included in an illegal dumping outreach and public awareness program.

Board staff and task force members completed outlines of the Illegal Dumping Toolbox, Rules of Evidence, and a Refuse Hauler Service Provider Program and presented the concepts at the October 22, 2008 meeting of the task force. Board staff and task force members provided five state-wide training sessions on the development of effective local illegal dumping programs in spring 2009. Board staff completed the Illegal Dumping Toolbox and it went online in the fall of 2009.

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Last updated: May 8, 2014
Illegal Dumping Resources Toolbox:
Ken Stuart: (916) 341-6322