Annual Reporting: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Information
The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) requires each jurisdiction in California to annually report the amount of household hazardous waste (HHW) collected through locally administered programs. Local jurisdictions must use CalRecycle form 303a or 303b to meet this requirement. Additionally, these forms are specifically intended to fulfill the reporting requirements of the HHW element of the countywide integrated waste management plans.
Form 303 for FY 11/12. Each jurisdiction must complete CalRecycle form 303a or 303b for each fiscal year, covering the period from July 1 through June 30. For the reporting fiscal year commencing July 1, 2011, and ending June 30, 2012, the completed form, either CalRecycle form 303a or 303b, shall be submitted electronically to the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on or before October 1, 2012, as an e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The links below and their descriptions establish the criteria for determining which form to use depending on the nature of HHW collection in each jurisdiction.
- Cover Letter (PDF, 284 KB)
- Guide to Complete CalRecycle Forms 303 (PDF, 285 KB)
- CalRecycle 303a (Excel, 77 KB): For use by a jurisdiction or agency that was the lead (completed the "permit-by-rule" application that allowed the entity to conduct and/or operate a permitted HHW program for its own jurisdiction and/or on another jurisdiction's behalf) for collecting HHW. Please note that the local jurisdiction is the responsible party for the completion of CalRecycle 303a, even when utilizing a contractor to conduct the collections and/or run program operations.
- CalRecycle 303b (Excel, 54 KB): For use by a jurisdiction or agency that did not have a HHW collection program during the previous fiscal year, or that participated in an HHW collection program that was led by another jurisdiction or agency.
Non-lead agencies that have collected universal wastes (u-waste) such as electronic waste, batteries, or fluorescent lamps, or that have data on community/private battery and/or lamp collection activities, should include that collection data when completing form CalRecycle 303b, provided this data will not be reported by another agency (i.e., their jurisdiction's lead agency).
Voluntary Survey. Both lead and non-lead agencies are encouraged to complete the voluntary survey below. This survey will help CalRecycle staff compile HHW program cost information and other information of program interest.
- Survey (Excel, 43 KB)
Form 303 Rulemaking. CalRecycle is revising the current Form 303 regulations to streamline the reporting process and provide clarity on the reporting of materials collected through a product stewardship program.
Historical Form 303 Collection Data. Annual HHW program and survey data for the safe collection, recycling, treatment, and disposal of hazardous wastes generated primarily by households and collected by statewide local programs.
If you have any questions on completing the form or survey, please contact DTSC at email@example.com.