Statutes and Regulations

  • California Statutes: A table of contents of California laws related to waste management. Links to the Legislative Counsel's office, which maintains all the statutes on line.
  • Current CalRecycle Regulations: Links to approved regulations pertaining to waste management in California from Titles 14 and 27, California Code of Regulations.


  • Proposed CalRecycle Regulations (Rulemaking): Status and downloadable documents related to current CalRecycle rulemaking projects.
  • Rulemaking Archives: Information and documents related to rulemaking for regulations approved by the Office of Administrative Law from 1995 to the present.


  • Current Bills Related to Recycling and  Waste Management: Check this continuously updated report for information on bills of interest to  CalRecycle during the current legislative session.
  • Bill Search: Use the Legislative Counsel's website to search for information on specific bills, starting with the 1999-2000 session.  Read bill history, analysis, the law as amended today, and compare previous versions of bills.
  • History of California Solid Waste Law: Summary of legislation passed from 1927 to the present.
  • Enforcement: Describes CalRecycle's various legislatively mandated enforcement programs.

Research Tools

  • Federal Legislation
    • THOMAS. Legislative information from the Library of Congress.
    • Federal Laws and Regulations. Information on the US EPA site about federal laws and regulations affecting environmental programs.
  • State Legislation
    • Bill Search. California Legislative Counsel's tool for finding bill text, histories, analysis, and status.
    • FindLaw. Thomson Reuters site for legal professionals.
    • California State Legislature. Contains information related to bills and the legislative process in California.
    • California Senate. The Senate and how it works, profiles of individual Senators, legislative activity within the Senate.
    • California Assembly. The Assembly and how it works, profiles of individual Assembly members, legislative activity within the Assembly.
    • California State Home Page. Provides links to state agencies and other state government resources.