Solid Waste Facilities, Sites, and Operations

CalRecycle and local enforcement agencies regulate the operation of solid waste facilities. It is a core value of CalRecycle to manage and mitigate the impacts of solid waste on public health and safety and the environment by enforcing compliance with regulations and state minimum standards through integrated and consistent permitting, inspection, and enforcement efforts.

AB 901 (Gordon, Chapter 746, Statutes of 2015) changed how organics, recyclable material, and solid waste are reported to CalRecycle. 

Existing businesses that are required to report must register in the Recycling and Disposal Reporting System (RDRS).

Regulated businesses include:

  • Recycling facilities
  • Composting facilities
  • Disposal facilities including landfills
  • Transformation facilities
  • Engineered municipal solid waste conversion facilities
  • Transfer/processor facilities
  • Contract haulers
  • Food waste self-haulers
  • Brokers
  • Transporters

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