California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

State Agency Waste Management

Waste Management Manual and Tools

Listed below are resources and tools state agencies can use to implement a successful waste management program.

  • Laws and Regulations related to waste management and diversion that state agencies need to follow.
  • What's Required. State agencies and large state facilities waste prevention requirements.
  • Steps to Implementing a Successful Waste Reduction Program. A step-by-step guide and appendices.
  • Understanding SB 1016 Solid Waste Disposal Measurement Act of 2008 for State Agencies (PowerPoint, 790 KB). The Per Capita Disposal Measurement System Act (SB 1016, Wiggins, Public Resources Code Section 42920-42927, Statutes of 2008) changed the way state agencies and local governments measure their progress toward meeting the statutory waste diversion mandates. State agencies and large state facilities now use per capita disposal as an indicator of their compliance with the 50 percent waste diversion requirement. Compliance is also determined by diversion program implementation.
  • Waste Management Annual Report. This secure, online annual reporting system makes it easy for you to submit your annual report to CalRecycle. Each state agency and large facility must submit an annual report to CalRecycle summarizing its yearly progress in meeting the 50 percent waste diversion mandate.
  • Mandatory Organics Waste Management. Businesses, including State Agencies, to recycle their organic waste on and after April 1, 2016, depending on the amount of organic waste they generate per week.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 62 KB). The FAQs are offered to help agencies with general questions regarding reporting information and changes in law.
  • State Administrative Manual Section 1900. This chapter informs employees at state facilities of The Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) policies and procedures regarding the prevention of solid waste generation and, alternatively, the reuse or recycling of solid waste.
  • State Agency Model Integrated Waste Management Plan. As required by Chapter 764, Statutes of 1999 (AB 75, Strom-Martin), each State agency and large State facility was required to develop an integrated waste management plan by July 1, 2000.
  • Recycling Contract Language. Provides general information and options to consider when forming recycling collection services contracts.
  • State Agency Waste Management Resources. Includes information on managing different waste types, program implementation and enhancement, education and outreach, and more.
  • Historical Annual Report Data. CalRecycle assists agencies in their implementation of waste prevention, reuse, and recycling programs to reduce waste. Search the database to learn more about a particular agency's waste diversion programs.
  • SABRC Manual and Tools. Resources and tools state agencies can use to implement a successful State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign (SABRC) program.
  • CalRecycle Contacts for State Agencies. List of the CalRecycle Local Assistance and Market Development assigned to each state agency that can be contact with questions.

State Agency Home

Last updated: November 13, 2015
State Agency Waste Management Programs,
Recycling Coordinator:, (916) 341-6199
Buy Recycled Campaign:, (916) 341-6199