Reporting Requirements

Alert: This page contains historical data from CalRecycle’s Disposal Reporting System (DRS) reporting requirements prior to October 2019.  Under AB 901 (Gordon, Chapter 746, Statutes of 2015) implementation, the Recycling and Disposal Reporting System (RDRS) replaced the DRS reporting requirements. For CalRecycle’s current reporting schedule, view the RDRS Reporting Schedule.

Report Due Dates

ReportQuarter 1
Quarter 2
Quarter 3
Quarter 4
Annual Due Date
Disposal ReportJuly 15October 15January 15April 15May 15 (end of revision period)
Facility Summary ReportJuly 15October 15January 15April 15May 15 (end of revision period)
Quarterly Station Notification
(To County Only)
June 15September 15December 15March 15*no annual requirement
Annual Facility Methods Report    April 15h

Quarterly Requirements

The following reports are required to be submitted for every reporting quarter (due dates listed above). DRS provides a detailed list of due dates, which includes county-specific and facility-specific due dates. For specific requirements, visit the county reporting requirements and facility reporting requirements pages.

  • Disposal Reports
    Disposal reports detail each jurisdiction’s disposal tonnage (including waste from out of state) at each landfill and transformation facility in the reporting county as well as each jurisdiction’s disposal tonnage at any landfills outside California (exports).
  • Facility Summary Reports (FSRs)
    Facility summary reports are required for each landfill accepting waste in the reporting county. FSRs report total tonnages and other summary information for a landfill over the reporting quarter.
  • Quarterly Station Notifications
    Stations (Title 14, California Code of Regulations (CCR), Section 18809.9) are required to report their quarterly information as a station notification to their county every quarter. Quarterly station notifications detail origin information, tonnage information, and facility information. These reports are not required to be sent to CalRecycle, but can be requested.

Annual Requirements

Every year all permitted and active facilities (landfills, stations, and transformation facilities) must complete an annual facility methods report. These annual facility methods reports provide detail about each specific facility’s operations to CalRecycle. Links to the forms are provided below to assist counties and facilities in meeting these requirements. These forms are due annually to CalRecycle on April 15 for the previous calendar year.

Submitting Reports to CalRecycle

To email a report:

To send a hard copy:

Disposal Reporting Coordinator
Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
801 K St.
Mail Stop 17-01
Sacramento, CA 95812-4025

To FAX a report: (916) 319-7696

Or, reports can be submitted online using the eDRS database.

Requirements are different for counties and facilities, so we have created more specific County Requirements and Facility Requirements pages that include the forms for each required report.

For more information, please visit: County TrainingFacility Training and What Is DRS?

Questions? Contact the Disposal Report Coordinator.

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