Department-Approved Waivers for Reporting Entities

The Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy tasks jurisdictions with providing all residents and businesses with mandatory organic waste collection services. CalRecycle has issued waivers to the following jurisdictions from some or all of the collection requirements.

Waiver Application Types:


Low Population Waiver (Cities)

CountyJurisdictionEffective Date
ButteBiggs

1/13/2022

ButteGridley

1/1/2022

FresnoHuron1/1/2022
FresnoSan Joaquin6/8/2022
HumboldtBlue Lake2/18/2022
HumboldtFerndale

1/4/2022

HumboldtRio Dell1/1/2022
HumboldtTrinidad1/31/2022
ImperialCalipatria1/1/2022
ImperialHoltville3/1/2022
ImperialWestmorland1/1/2022
KernMaricopa2/17/2022
Los AngelesBradbury1/1/2022
Los AngelesHidden Hills1/1/2022
Los AngelesLa Habra Heights1/12/2022
Los AngelesRolling Hills1/1/2022
MendocinoPoint Arena1/1/2022
MendocinoWillits1/1/2022
NevadaNevada City3/2/2022
PlacerColfax1/26/2022
PlumasPortola1/1/2022
SacramentoIsleton1/1/2022
San BernardinoNeedles2/10/2022
San MateoColma1/1/2022
San MateoPortola Valley1/1/2022
Santa BarbaraBuellton2/17/2022
Santa BarbaraSolvang1/10/2022
YoloWinters1/1/2022

Low Population Waiver (Counties)

Unincorporated counties or special districts providing solid waste collection services and are located in an unincorporated county may apply to CalRecycle for a waiver for some or all of its generators located within the specified census tracts from some or all of the requirements of Article 3 (14 CCR 18984-18984.10).

CountyJurisdictionEffective Date
AlamedaAlameda County2/7/2022
AlpineKirkwood Meadows PUD1/1/2022
AmadorKirkwood Meadows PUD1/1/2022
ButteButte County1/13/2022
El DoradoEl Dorado County3/11/2022
El DoradoKirkwood Meadows PUD1/1/2022
FresnoFresno County3/2/2022
ImperialImperial County1/3/2022
KernKern County3/23/2022
KernStallion Springs CSD1/5/2022
KingsKings County2/10/2022
Los AngelesWrightwood CSD1/1/2022
MaderaMadera County3/11/2022
MendocinoMendocino County1/1/2022
NapaNapa County1/28/2022
NevadaNevada County1/1/2022
PlacerPlacer County1/27/2022
RiversideRiverside County2/1/2022
SacramentoSacramento County1/1/2022
San BernardinoHelendale Community Services District4/25/2022
San BernardinoSan Bernardino County 4/7/2022
San DiegoSan Diego County1/1/2022
San Luis ObispoAvila Beach Community Services District 3/17/2022
San Luis ObispoCalifornia Valley Community Service District2/7/2022
San Luis ObispoGround Squirrel Hollow CSD1/3/2022
San Luis ObispoHeritage Ranch CSD1/1/2022
San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo County1/1/2022
San Luis ObispoSan Miguel CSD1/1/2022
San Luis ObispoSan Simeon CSD1/12/2022
San MateoSan Mateo County1/1/2022
Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara County1/1/2022
Santa ClaraSanta Clara County1/4/2022
Santa CruzSanta Cruz County1/1/2022
ShastaShasta County1/1/2022
SolanoSolano County2/7/2022
StanislausStanislaus County1/1/2022
SutterSutter County1/6/2022
VenturaVentura County3/2/2022
YubaYuba County1/6/2022

Rural Exemption (Cities)

CountyJurisdictionEffective Date
AmadorAmador City1/1/2022
AmadorIone2/7/2022
AmadorJackson1/1/2022
AmadorPlymouth1/1/2022
Amador Sutter Creek3/15/2022
CalaverasAngels Camp1/24/2022
ColusaColusa5/25/2022
ColusaWilliams5/25/2022
Del NorteCrescent City1/13/2022
GlennOrland1/20/2022
GlennWillows1/20/2022
InyoBishop3/29/2022
LakeClearlake1/26/2022
LakeLakeport1/1/2022
LassenSusanville6/7/2022
ModocAlturas1/1/2022
MonoMammoth Lakes1/1/2022
San BenitoHollister6/9/2022
San BenitoSan Juan Bautista6/9/2022
SierraLoyalton6/9/2022
SiskiyouDorris4/7/2022
SiskiyouDunsmuir4/7/2022
SiskiyouEtna4/7/2022
SiskiyouFort Jones4/7/2022
SiskiyouMontague4/7/2022
SiskiyouMt Shasta4/7/2022
SiskiyouTulelake4/7/2022
SiskiyouWeed4/7/2022
SiskiyouYreka4/7/2022
TehamaCorning1/1/2022
TehamaRed Bluff1/1/2022
TehamaTehama1/1/2022
TuolumneSonora1/1/2022

Rural Exemption (Counties)

CountyJurisdictionEffective Date
AlpineAlpine County1/20/2022
AmadorAmador County1/1/2022
CalaverasCalaveras County1/1/2022
ColusaColusa County1/1/2022
Del NorteDel Norte County1/1/2022
GlennGlenn County1/1/2022
InyoInyo County3/29/2022
LakeLake County1/1/2022
LassenLassen County6/7/2022
MariposaMariposa County1/1/2022
ModocModoc County1/1/2022
MonoMono County1/1/2022
PlumasPlumas County1/1/2022
San BenitoSan Benito County6/9/2022
SierraSierra County1/1/2022
SiskiyouSiskiyou County4/7/2022
TehamaTehama County1/1/2022
TrinityTrinity County1/3/2022
TuolumneTuolumne County1/1/2022

Elevation Waiver (Cities)

CountyJurisdictionEffective Date
El DoradoSouth Lake Tahoe1/1/2022
MonoMammoth Lakes1/1/2022
NevadaTruckee1/1/2022
San BernardinoBig Bear Lake1/7/2022

Elevation Waiver (Counties)

The elevation waivers in Section 18984.12(d) only exempts generators from collection and separating food waste and food-soiled paper. The waiver does not apply to any other feedstock.  Section 18984.12(d)(2) offers more flexibility, allowing a jurisdiction to apply for a waiver for some of its territory, in particular for census tracts located in whole or in part above 4,500 feet elevation. Even if a portion of the tract is at 4,500 feet, the entire tract may be waived. Although the entire tract may be waived, generators located below the 4,500 foot threshold are not exempted from the requirement to collect, separate, and recover food waste and food-soiled paper.

CountyJurisdictionEffective Date
El DoradoEl Dorado County3/11/2022
KernBear Valley Community Services District4/20/2022
Kern Kern County4/1/2022
NevadaNevada County1/1/2022
PlacerPlacer County1/27/2022
RiversideRiverside County2/1/2022
San BernardinoBig Bear City Community Services District1/18/2022
San BernardinoSan Bernardino County4/7/2022
San BernardinoWrightwood CSD1/1/2022