Waste Management for State Agencies


As a part of California’s continued commitment to reduce the amount of solid waste entering landfills, state agencies and facilities are required to meet waste diversion goals.

Due Date: The State Agency Waste Management Annual Report is due by May 1 annually.

AB 1826 Chesbro (Chapter 727, Statutes of 2014) requires local jurisdictions across the state implement an organic waste recycling program to divert organic waste generated by businesses, including State Agencies that meet the progressive thresholds. Learn more about AB 1826 and Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling

California district agricultural associations (DAA) are excluded from the definition of “state agency” for purposes of the provisions in Public Resources Code Section 42926 (d). DAAs are no longer required to submit an annual state agency waste management report. A full explanation of AB 2490 changes for DAAs can be found here.

Each DAA is still required to maintain and monitor its programs and waste diversion activities to ensure adherence to the diversion requirements for State entities under AB 75 (Strom-Martin, Chapter 764, Statutes of 1999), AB 341 (Chesbro, Chapter 476, Statutes of 2011), SB 1016 (Wiggins, Chapter 343, Statutes of 2008), and PRC 42920-42926.

See State Agency Laws and Regulations at for more information on diversion and recycled content purchasing requirements.

Tools Before You Start

  • Annual Report Help Guide: This is a step-by-step user guide for the electronic reporting system.
  • NEW: Annual Report training webinars. The Annual Report was revised starting with the 2022 reporting cycle. The two webinars below cover the same material.
    • March 7, 2023, State Agency Annual Report (SARC) updates and training webinar YouTube (1:13:49) | Transcript
    • March 16, 2023, State Agency Annual Report (SARC) updates and training webinar YouTube (1:19:27) | Transcript
  • Annual Report Checklist: The Checklist and Report Questions are offered to help agencies prepare for the annual report.
  • Diversion Programs to Report: This list of materials and program activities is offered to help agencies prepare for the annual report.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: The FAQs are offered to help agencies with general questions regarding reporting information and changes in law.


  • File your report by signing in to the State Agency Reporting Center system. You will need a WebPass account to access the system.
  • Have questions? Contact the CalRecycle representative who is assigned to your agency.

Information About WebPass Account Passwords

  • Please contact us at SARC@calrecycle.ca.gov if your agency’s Recycling Coordinator did not receive information on how to set up a WebPass account. Secure access will now be based on a password that the Recycling Coordinator creates.
  • If you’ve lost your WebPass password, please go to the WebPass home page to manage your own account.

Information About “Saving” Data In the Report

  • Please select the “SAVE” button for each report section. This will retain your work, and you may return to complete or edit your report at a later time.
  • Once you select the “SUBMIT” button to submit your final report, you must contact your CalRecycle representative if subsequent changes need to be made to the data.

Contact your CalRecycle local assistance representative for individual assistance.