Public Resources Code (PRC) sections 41787 through 41787.5 outline specific measures which can help rural jurisdictions meet the solid waste diversion requirements of the Integrated Waste Management Act.
PRC section 41787 (a) describes the “Petitions for Rural Reduction,” which permit CalRecycle to permanently reduce the 50 percent equivalent per capita disposal target for rural jurisdictions that cannot feasibly divert half their waste.
In order to grant a Petition for Rural Reduction, CalRecycle must determine, based on “substantial evidence in the record,” that meeting the 50 percent goal is not feasible.
A petition for rural reduction shall be rescinded by CalRecycle if, during the annual review, it determines that the jurisdiction is no longer eligible for the rural reduction. (PRC 41787 (b).)
The following jurisdictions have an approved petition for rural reduction:
Jurisdictions with an Approved Petition for Rural Reduction
|County||Jurisdiction||Date Granted||Approved Diversion Goal
|Glenn||Glenn County Waste Management Regional Agency||October 2002||44%|
|Humboldt||Rio Dell||February 2003||43%|
|Inyo||Inyo Regional Waste Management Agency||July 1999||29%|
|Siskiyou||Regional Agency||October 1997||30%|
For more information contact: Local Assistance & Market Development, LAMD@calrecycle.ca.gov