The CIWMB (now known as the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, or CalRecycle) conducted a $49,000 landscape management outreach program with participating jurisdictions in the Inland Empire region of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in 1999. A regional steering committee, working in alliance with local public agencies, waste management organizations, landscape industry associations, and educators, organized and implemented a series of outreach activities and events. The goals of the outreach campaign were to:
- Reduce the volume of green waste disposed in regional landfills.
- Increase usage of green materials source reduction and on-site management practices.
- Increase usage of recycled organic products in urban landscapes.
- Increase local jurisdictions’ green waste diversion rates to meet mandate requirements.