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The following State regulations influence waste management and recycling decisions at the City of Glendale and Statewide:

AB 2020: Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act
The bill established a system of financial incentives and convenient return systems to help ensure the efficient and large-scale recycling of beverage containers.  The program has been amended by 75 bills.  

AB 939: Integrated Waste Management Act

The bill created a statewide system for permitting inspecting, and enforcing requirements for solid waste facilities.  The Act also required jurisdictions to implement programs to achieve 25% diversion of all solid waste from disposal by January 1, 1995 and 50% diversion by January 1, 2000.

AB 2176: Venue and Event Waste Reduction
This bill requires large venue facilities and large events in each city and county to plan for solid waste reduction and upon request, report information regarding their waste reduction efforts to their local jurisdiction.

AB 341: Mandatory Commercial Recycling

This law establishes a new statewide goal of 75% diversion through source reduction, recycling and composting by 2020.  The base generation per resident changed from 1990 to 2010 (10.7 pounds per person/day).  The law updated the definition of diversion and requires commercial generators of more than 4 cubic yards of trash per week and multi-family residents of 5 units or more to arrange for recycling service.  (This was later updated to 4 cubic yards or more by SB 1018.)

AB 1826: Solid Waste: Organic Waste

Requires businesses to recycle organic waste on and after April 1, 2016 depending upon the amount they generate per week.  

On and after

Businesses that Generate per Week

Material Type

4/1/2016

8 cubic yards or more

Organic Waste

1/1/2017

4 cubic yards or more

Organic Waste

1/1/2019

4 cubic yards or more

Solid Waste

At CalRecycle’s Discretion if Organic Waste is Not Reduced to 50% of 2014 Levels

1/1/2020

2 cubic yards or more

Solid Waste


AB 1594: Waste Management
Green Material Alternative Daily Cover will no longer count as diversion beginning in 2020.  The material will count as disposal, but will be exempt from the state tipping fee for solid waste disposed at disposal sites.

AB 901:  Solid Waste Reporting Requirements: Enforcement

This law changes the requirements for disposal, recycling and composting operations and facilities.  These facilities will be required to submit data direction to CalRecycle rather than to the counties.  

SB 1383:  Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP): Organic Waste Methane Emissions Reductions
This law requires a 50% reduction in the statewide disposal of organic waste from the 2014 levels by 2020.  The law also requires a 75% reduction in statewide disposal of organic waste from 2014 levels by 2025.