California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Waste Prevention Information Exchange

Local Governmental Contacts for Waste Prevention and Recycling

This page provides links to tools which can help you find the person in your local government waste agency that you want to talk to, and the person in CalRecycle who works with your local government waste agency.

CalRecycle Programs and Services

  • California Waste Stream Profiles—The primary purpose of this directory is to provide high-level summary information about solid waste management issues in California. However, it also lists contact information for people in your local government waste agency, and people in CalRecycle who work with your local government waste agency. There are seven sections to this directory. For state and local contact information, you will probably find the following two sections to be the most useful. After you select a county and/or jurisdiction, be sure to click on the grey "contacts" tab near the top of the page.
  • County Waste Agency Web Sites—Please note that if you live in an incorporated city, these Web sites might not help you much.
  • LEA Directory—The Local Enforcement Agencies (LEA) are responsible for enforcing waste laws in cities and counties. LEAs are designated by the county or city and are empowered to implement both CalRecycle programs and locally designated activities. LEAs are responsible for guaranteeing the proper handling of wastes, but generally excluding air, water, and sewage related wastes.  LEAs also have the primary responsibility for ensuring the correct operation and closure of solid waste facilities.
  • Local Assistance Contacts—A directory of people in your local government waste agency, and people in CalRecycle who work with your local government waste agency. There are four steps to using this directory, select a county, wait for the screen to refresh, select a jurisdiction, click on the submit button.

Other Resources

Web Sites

  • Department of Conservation—The Department of Conservation, Division of Recycling administers the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act of 1986.
    • City and County Beverage Container Recycling Coordinators—To find the beverage container recycling coordinator in your community, go to the grants page of the Department of Conservation, Division of Recycling, scroll to the last list near the bottom and look for the title, City/County Contact Information. Look for one of the bulleted items on the list with the heading, The City/County Payment Program.
  • Local Governmental Contacts—From the California Department of Toxic Substances Control.
Last updated: April 11, 2005
Waste Prevention Information Exchange, www.calrecycle.ca.gov/ReduceWaste/InfoExchange/
Comments: WPInfoEx@calrecycle.ca.gov