California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

History of California Solid Waste Law

This history of solid waste law includes highlights of significant legislation enacted in California from 1927 to the present. Use the menu in the left-hand column on this page to navigate through the history. Information is also available about "latest laws"--legislation taking effect in the current year.

The California Legislative Information website provides the legislative history of all bills, enacted or not, beginning in 1997. For information on waste-related legislation proposed or enacted during the current session of the California Legislature, return to CalRecycle's California legislation page.

Last updated: January 20, 2015
Legislation and Statutes
Legislative Affairs Office: (916) 341-6283