Updates to the Recycling and Disposal Reporting System Regulations

Description

In 2022, CalRecycle began a rulemaking process to update regulations for the Recycling and Disposal Reporting System (RDRS). These changes will implement Senate Bill (SB) 343 (Allen, Chapter 507, Statutes of 2021), Assembly Bill (AB) 881 (Gonzalez, Chapter 501, Statutes of 2021), and updates to existing regulations.

SB 343 regulates recyclability claims of products and packaging sold in the state, and it requires RDRS to collect new data related to material recyclability.

AB 881 classifies exported mixed plastic waste as disposal, and it requires RDRS to gather jurisdiction of origin for these exported materials.

RDRS reporting began in 2019 Q3. After more than two years of reporting, several opportunities for clarifying the regulations became clear.

Affected Regulatory Code Sections

California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Division 7, Chapter 9:

Current Status

CalRecycle is currently developing the rulemaking package and anticipates beginning informal outreach regarding the rulemaking beginning in July 2022.

Formal Rulemaking Documents

CalRecycle will add documents to this section as they become available during the rulemaking process.

Informal Rulemaking Documents

CalRecycle will add documents to this section as they become available during the rulemaking process.

Stakeholder Input

CalRecycle will add documents to this section as they become available during the rulemaking process.

Additional Documents

This section lists documents that CalRecycle relied upon to develop the regulations.

  • SB 343 (Allen, Chapter 507, Statutes of 2021)
  • AB 881 (Gonzalez, Chapter 501, Statutes of 2021)
  • AB 901 (Gordon, Chapter 746, Statutes of 2015).

Rulemaking History

CalRecycle will add information to this section during the rulemaking process.

Contact

Interested parties may contact the rulemaking email or subscribe to the rulemaking listserv: