California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Past Workshops and Updates: California’s 75 Percent Initiative

This page includes information about past workshops and updates on the 75 Percent Initiative, an ambitious goal of 75 percent recycling, composting or source reduction of solid waste by 2020.

General Topics

  • March 24, 2015 workshop: State of Recycling and Disposal in California (1989 to 2013). (WMV, 02:00:46) | Script
  • October 9, 2013 (Oakland)--High Diversion Rates and Compensation. First in series of regional workshops co-sponsored by CalRecycle with HF&H Consultants to explore managing rates related to collection, processing and disposal of discards. Kaoru Cruz
  • September 17, 2013--Waste Management Sector Plan. Workshop (co-hosted by CalRecycle and Air Resources Board) to discuss revised documents for the draft Waste Management Sector Plan, which explores activities to achieve the 75 percent recycling goal of AB 341 and inform the development of the AB 32 2013 Scoping Plan Update. Tracey.Harper@CalRecycle.ca.gov
  • June 18, 2013--Waste Management Sector Plan. Workshop (co-hosted by Air Resources Board and CalRecycle) for stakeholder discussion and input on a draft Waste Management Sector Plan and six technical papers that discuss activities to achieve the 75 percent recycling goal of AB 341 and inform the AB 32 Scoping Plan Update.
  • September 19, 2012--Update on Report Development.
  • May 14 and 21, 2012--What Does 75 Percent Recycling Mean?. (Sacramento/Southern California). CalRecycle formally presented the program concepts and asked for stakeholder input.

Specific Topics

2017

  • August 16, 2017 and August 31, 2017: Organic Waste Methane Emissions Reductions (Sacramento/Riverside). This fourth set of informal rulemaking workshops related to SB 1383 implementation focuses on regulatory concepts related to reporting and enforcement.. SB 1383 set goals for reducing the statewide disposal of organic waste by 50% from 2014 levels by 2020 to reduce short-lived climate pollutants.
  • August 15, 2017 Mattress Recycling: Gather public comments on a draft mattress recycling baseline and recycling goals.
  • June 21, 2017 and June 26, 2017: Organic Waste Methane Emissions Reductions (Sacramento/Lakewood). This is the third set of informal rulemaking workshops related to SB 1383 implementation. Workshop focuses on local organic waste collection systems, solid waste facilities and edible food recovery. SB 1383 set goals for reducing the statewide disposal of organic waste by 50% from 2014 levels by 2020 to reduce short-lived climate pollutants.
  • June 20, 2017: Future of Electronic Waste Management in California--Part 3. Focused discussion on developing criteria by which various product categories could be evaluated for potential inclusion as a covered electronic device (CED).
  • May 17, 2017  and May 25, 2017: Organic Waste Methane Emissions Reductions (Sacramento/Oceanside). This is the second in a series of informal rulemaking workshops related to SB 1383 implementation. Workshop focuses on edible food recovery, organic waste collection, methane calculations and disposal reduction mandates. SB 1383 set goals for reducing the statewide disposal of organic waste by 50% from 2014 levels by 2020 to reduce short-lived climate pollutants.
  • March 22, 2017: Packaging Reform (Sacramento). This is the first in a series of workshops to generate discussion and gather stakeholder ideas that will contribute to the development of a policy model for a comprehensive, mandatory approach for the management of packaging materials.
  • February 16, 2017: Organic Waste Methane Emissions Reductions (Sacramento). This first in a series of workshops to obtain informal stakeholder feedback on regulations related to SB 1383. SB 1383 set goals for reducing the statewide disposal of organic waste by 50% from 2014 levels by 2020 to reduce short-lived climate pollutants.
  • February 14, 2017: Organic Waste Methane Emissions Reductions (Sacramento). This first in a series of workshops to obtain informal stakeholder feedback on regulations related to SB 1383. SB 1383 set goals for reducing the statewide disposal of organic waste by 50% from 2014 levels by 2020 to reduce short-lived climate pollutants.

2016

  • December 13, 2016: New Reporting Requirements for Recyclers, Composters and Solid Waste Facilities (Diamond Bar). Workshop to solicit stakeholder input on second draft of regulations for AB 901.
  • December 12, 2016: New Reporting Requirements for Recyclers, Composters and Solid Waste Facilities (Sacramento). Workshop to solicit stakeholder input on second draft of regulations for AB 901.
  • July 12, 2016: New Reporting Requirements for Recyclers, Composters and Solid Waste Facilities (Diamond Bar). Workshop to provide stakeholder input on regulation development for AB 901.
  • July 7, 2016: New Reporting Requirements for Recyclers, Composters and Solid Waste Facilities (Sacramento). Workshop to provide stakeholder input on regulation development for AB 901.
  • June 23, 2016: Land Application of Compostable Materials (Riverside). Workshop for the regulated community provides an overview of the regulatory requirements (Co-sponsored by the State Water Resources Control Board)
  • June 14, 2016: Land Application of Compostable Materials (Sacramento). Workshop for the regulated community provides an overview of the regulatory requirements. (Co-sponsored by the State Water Resources Control Board)
  • May 24, 2016: Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program  Workshop to discuss draft grant criteria and program development for the Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program  for FY 2016-17.
  • April 28, 2016 workshop provides an overview of AB 1826 implementation for mandatory commercial organics recycling.
  • New Reporting Requirements for Recyclers, Composters and Solid Waste Facilities. Workshop to provide stakeholder input on regulation development for AB 901
  • Recyclable Commodity Prices: Trends and Impacts. Workshop to discuss the negative impacts of global market conditions on commodity prices for recyclable materials collected in California.
  • January 5, 2016. Manufacturer’s Challenge Workshop to hear industry commitments for recovering packaging from landfills to reach statewide recycling goals.
    Staff contact: Cynthia Dunn

2015

  • April 16, 2015 workshop provides an overview of AB 1826 implementation for mandatory commercial organics recycling.
  • April 14, 2015 webinar presents tips for streamlining the planning process to facilitate the siting of recycling projects. Panelists will also discuss the benefits of developing an overlay zone for recycling facilities and a case study from Butte County.
  • March 10, 2015 webinar focusing on California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines that recycling projects will need to comply with and the opportunities to reduce GHG impacts in manufacturing projects that use recycled materials.

2014

  • December 2, 2014 webinar presents an overview of funding mechanisms used in California (user fees, franchise fees, tipping fees and sales of recyclable materials) and Kern County case study.
  • November 4, 2014 webinar explores effect of Propositions 26 and 218 on financing community solid waste and recycling programs.
  • February 6, 2014 Proposed Cap-and Trade Grants and Loans for Organics and Other Recyclable Materials. Workshop to discuss proposed criteria for grants and loans to build or expand composting and anaerobic digestion facilities and manufacturing facilities using recycled content fiber, resin or glass.

2013

  • Packaging-related CalRecycle workshops to explore biobased and degradable plastics and share ideas to increase source reduction and recovery of packaging in California, respectively.
  • December 10, 2013 (Sacramento-CalEPA Building). Workshop co-sponsored by CalRecycle with HF&H Consultants to explore managing rates related to collection, processing and disposal of discards.
  • November 7, 2013-- Workshop co-sponsored by CalRecycle with HF&H Consultants to explore managing rates related to collection, processing and disposal of discards.
  • July 2013--Materials Recovery Facilities.Workshops to explore options on proposed approach for materials recovery facility (MRF) performance standards related to mixed waste processing comparable to source separation.
  • June 12, 2013--Electronic Waste. Workshop to explore the evolving marketplace for residual cathode ray tube (CRT) glass and potential changes to the Program in light of these circumstances.
  • April 16, 2013--Recycled Market Development Zone (RMDZ) Program. Workshop to explore program changes.
  • April 15, 2013--Tire Markets. Workshop to discuss the 2012 tire market trends.
  • March 25, 2013--Out-of-State Beverage Container Materials. Workshop to explore issues and draft proposed regulations pertaining to importing beverage container materials into California.
  • March 19, 2013--Local Facility Siting and Expansion. First in a series of workshops to explore local funding, siting and permitting opportunities.
  • March 18, 2013-- Regulatory Changes and Cross-Agency Regulatory Issues re: Compostable Materials/Transfer Processing. A series of issue discussion papers and informal workshops began in Oct. 2011 and continue March 18, 2013 to draft language for proposed regulations.
  • March 13, 2013-- Electronic Waste. Workshop explore the evolving marketplace for residual CRT glass and potential changes to the Program in light of these circumstances.

2012

  • November 26, 2012--Increase Requirements for Materials Recovery Facility Performance. Multiple workshops to explore options for MRF Performance Standards related to mixed waste processing comparable to source separation.
  • September 19, 2012-- Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) Performance Standards. Workshop to explore options for MRF Performance Standards related to mixed waste processing comparable to source separation and MRF residuals to be used for energy recovery.
Last updated: August 17, 2017
75 Percent Initiative, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/75Percent/
Bonnie Cornwall, Bonnie.Cornwall@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-6424