New City Impact on Unincorporated County 50% Diversion Equivalent Per Capita Disposal Target and Annual Disposal Rates

When a new city incorporates, CalRecycle staff have to establish the new city’s 50 percent per capita disposal target. Additionally, CalRecycle staff will recalculate the 50 percent per capita disposal target for the unincorporated county to account for this change in future goal measurement.

Disposal Data

Disposal data for the new city and the unincorporated county are compiled separately in the CalRecycle’s Recycling and Disposal Reporting System (RDRS) the first complete calendar year following the incorporation of the new city. For example,

  • If the city incorporated in July of 2024, RDRS would not compile data for the new city until 2025. Therefore, the unincorporated county’s RDRS for 2024 would include the newly incorporated city.
  • If the city incorporated in January of 2024, DRS would compile data for the new city and the unincorporated county separately as of 2024.

Annual Report

Each Annual Report for the unincorporated county collects information for any cities that incorporated during the reporting year. LAMD staff will coordinate with the new city to establish its reporting requirements (planning documents, annual reports, Requests For Approval, etc.).

LAMD Staff

Notify LAMD staff as soon as possible regarding the incorporation of a new city. This allows LAMD staff to provide the greatest level of technical assistance through the process as it relates to the requirements of AB939, SB 1016, AB 341, AB 1826, and SB 1383. Please contact your LAMD representative for assistance with forming or joining an existing Regional Agency or submitting new planning documents including Source Reduction and Recycling Element (SRRE), Non-Disposal Facility Element (NDFE) and Household Hazardous Waste Element (HHWE). For assistance or questions during the preparation of your jurisdiction’s planning documents, please contact your Local Assistance and Market Development staff representative