Compliance Model: Solid Waste Facility Enforcement

Objectives

    • To obtain consistent long-term compliance at solid waste facilities
    • To ensure that solid waste operations are not creating a nuisance, hazard, or threat to public health and the environment
    • To provide efficient and effective use of LEA resources,
    • To ensure that on any given day a solid waste facility can pass a CIWMB inspection.

Obtaining compliance through on-going education:

    • Inspector education
    • Management education
    • Operator education
    • Planning Department education

Obtaining compliance through the inspection report:

    • Include details
    • Follow up with positive comments

Obtaining compliance through established relationships:

    • Always based on mutual respect
    • Learn the operations beyond what is needed to do the inspection

The Extras:

    • Review draft documents and letters
    • Research regulations and procedures for the operator
    • Obtain assistance from CIWMB
    • Rotate inspectors

Please note this is an outline of the presentation given on March 11, 2004 at the 7th LEA/CIWMB Conference.

For more information contact: Solid Waste Facilities, PermitTrainingAssistance@calrecycle.ca.gov