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Local Government Assistance Library

This library was developed to assist California jurisdictions with Integrated Waste Management Act compliance. It includes CalRecycle-developed assistance documents and examples of materials submitted to CalRecycle by local jurisdictions. The library is not the only place to access these materials--they are referred to throughout Local Government Central. This library may be a convenient place to begin your search if you know the specific resource you are looking for.

Browse the library using the topics below (also listed on the main menu to your left):

  • Basics
    This section includes a series of "fact sheets" to help local government officials and others understand and fulfill their responsibilities with regard to California's Integrated Waste Management Act.
  • CalRecycle Guidance Documents
    This section provides guidance and information produced by CalRecycle staff, jurisdictions and others in meeting the requirements of the Integrated Waste Management Act.
  • Local Government Data Tools
    CalRecycle provides a number of databases, tools and information to assist local government (as well as businesses) to reduce disposal, conserve resources, and help California meet its waste reduction goals.
  • Model Documents
    CalRecycle staff has developed a series of models and templates to assist jurisdictions when reporting to CalRecycle and quantifying their diversion efforts.
  • Local Jurisdiction Case Studies
    This section of Local Government Central lists successful diversion programs developed by CalRecycle or implemented by California jurisdictions.
  • Local Jurisdiction Waste Diversion and Recycling Outreach Materials
    CalRecycle's intent is to be a clearinghouse for jurisdiction outreach materials. These links will lead you to various waste diversion and recycling outreach materials created by California jurisdictions. Outreach materials may include brochures, fact sheets, pamphlets, newsletters, handouts, and other publications that promote recycling, reuse, and waste reduction.
  • Local Jurisdiction Sample Documents
    The reference library includes materials that have been submitted to us by local jurisdictions, including documents such as regional agency agreements, joint powers agreements, memoranda of understanding, solid waste ordinances, public education materials, and petitions for reduction in diversion mandates.
  • Local and Regional Summaries and Statistics Center
    Jurisdiction and regional summary information helps decision makers identify trends, solve problems, and compare the performance of cities, counties, and regional agencies in reducing and diverting waste.
  • Regional Agencies Members List
    A comprehensive list of all CalRecycle-approved regional agencies.
  • Commercial Recycling Resource Center (resources from the Institute for Local Government)
    The commercial recycling resource center includes a sample commercial recycling ordinance, a sample outreach and education flyer, examples of local commercial recycling programs, links to past webinars and other resources to help local officials increase commercial recycling in their communities. These resources were developed under a contract with CalRecycle.
  • The Best Practices in Waste Reduction video series (October 2009) is available to watch on You Tube or our Video Central Training page. Reducing waste can save you money, conserve energy and resources, and reduce air, soil, and water pollution. This 12-chapter video shows you real options for recycling, reducing, or reusing solid waste products. Helping promote California‚Äôs development of markets for recyclable materials is part of our mission. We can help you with technical, financial, and permitting assistance. Please feel free to contact CalRecycle's Office of Public Affairs for more information.
  • Need Help?
    The help section provides the user with tools to search the site, define terms, look up publications, and ask questions about waste issues.

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Local Jurisdiction Waste Diversion and Recycling Outreach Materials
CalRecycle's intent is to be a clearinghouse for jurisdiction outreach materials. These links will lead you to various waste diversion and recycling outreach materials created by California jurisdictions. Outreach materials may include brochures, fact sheets, pamphlets, newsletters, handouts, and other publications that promote recycling, reuse, and waste reduction.

Local Government Central

Last updated: January 10, 2014
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