The California Integrated Waste Management Act (AB 939, Sher, Chapter 1095, Statutes of 1989 as amended [IWMA]) made all California cities, counties, and approved regional solid waste management agencies responsible for enacting plans and implementing programs to divert 25 percent of their solid waste by 1995 and 50 percent by year 2000. Later legislation mandates the 50 percent diversion requirement be achieved every year.

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) oversees and provides assistance to local governments as they develop and implement plans to meet the mandates of the IWMA and subsequent legislation.

The local assistance staff helps local governments meet their planning and diversion mandates of the Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989. Local assistance staff serves as a liaison between local governments and CalRecycle and its program areas, providing input for the development of CalRecycle policies concerning local planning and implementation issues.

These pages discuss types of CalRecycle enforcement actions regarding IWMA compliance of interest to local governments.

Additional enforcement topics may be found at:

For more information contact: Local Assistance & Market Development, LAMD@calrecycle.ca.gov or (916) 341-6199.