AB 1311 Alternative Schedule Permanent Regulations


The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is proposing permanent regulations per Public Resources Code (PRC) section 14571 in response to Assembly Bill (AB) 1311 that would provide more flexibility and expand eligibility for recycling centers to operate on an alternative schedule other than the schedule established in PRC 14571(a)-(b).

Affected Regulatory Code Sections

CalRecycle is proposing permanent regulations to amend Title 14, California Code of Regulations (CCR), Division 2, Chapter 5, Sections 2030, 2045, 2500, and 2516.

CalRecycle is also proposing permanent regulations to adopt Title 14, CCR, Division 2, Chapter 5 Section 2503.

Current Status

The AB 1311 Alternative Schedule permanent regulations were submitted to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on April 2, 2024, and published in the California Regulatory Notice Register on April 12, 2024. The public comment period will start on April 12, 2024, and end on May 29, 2024. CalRecycle will hold a hybrid public hearing on May 29, 2024. Details on how to participate and submit comments at this hearing are included below.

Current Documents

These documents are available for public inspection during normal business hours at CalRecycle, 1001 “I” Street, 24th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814 To schedule a time to inspect these documents, please contact Csilla Richmond at regulations@calrecycle.ca.gov.

Input from Interested Parties

The written comment period permits any interested person, or their authorized representative, to submit written comments addressing the proposed amendments to CalRecycle. Written comments, which offer a recommendation and/or objection, or support the proposed regulations, should indicate the section to which the comment or comments are directed. CalRecycle will only consider written comments sent to CalRecycle and received during the written comment period, which begins on April 12, 2024, and ends on May 29, 2024. Written comments received by CalRecycle after the close of the public comment period are considered untimely. CalRecycle may, but is not required to, respond to untimely comments, including those raising significant environmental issues. Comments submitted in writing must be addressed to one of the following:

Postal mail:

Csilla Richmond
AB 1311 Alternative Schedule Permanent Regulations
Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, Regulations Unit
1001 “I” St., MS-24B, Sacramento, CA 95814

Electronic submittal: AB 1311 Alternative Schedule Regulations (45-Day Public Comment Period)

CalRecycle will additionally hold a hybrid public hearing starting at 10 AM (PDT) on May 29, 2024. The public hearing will be accessible in person in the Byron Sher Auditorium located on the 2nd floor of the CalRecycle headquarters at 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California. The Byron Sher Auditorium is wheelchair accessible.

The public hearing will also be accessible virtually via Zoom, and registration will be required. To attend virtually via Zoom, you must register in advance. Registration is free.

At the public hearing, any person may present statements or arguments orally or in writing, relevant to the proposed action. CalRecycle requests, but does not require, that any person who makes oral comments also submit a written copy of their testimony at the hearing. All comments in the virtual hearing will be collected and recorded.

To observe the public hearing via Webcast, please go to the Public Meeting Live Webcasts. Webcast participants will not be able to ask questions. If you are participating remotely and anticipate providing comments, it is recommended to join through Zoom. No registration is necessary to view the Webcast.

Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available in-person at the hearing and remotely via Zoom or webcast. For in-person interpretation services, headsets will be available and can be provided by CalRecycle staff prior to or during the workshop. If you need interpretation services in a language other than Spanish, please notify the Department at regulations@calrecycle.ca.gov by May 20, 2024, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.


On June 6, 2022, CalRecycle conducted a workshop to solicit feedback from interested parties and to present preliminary ideas for the implementation of these regulations.


For more information on the AB 1311 Alternative Hours permanent regulations, please contact Csilla Richmond at regulations@calrecycle.ca.gov.

For more information regarding the Beverage Container Recycling Program, please visit Beverage Container Recycling.

For more information contact: Legislative and External Affairs Office, lex.office@calrecycle.ca.gov