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Explanation of Time Extension or Alternative Diversion Requirements

Note: This page contains historical data from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery’s (CalRecycle) statewide goal measurement prior to 2007 that estimated a diversion percentage. For 2007 and subsequent years, CalRecycle compares reported disposal tons to population to calculate per capita disposal expressed in pounds/person/day. This new goal measurement system is described in CalRecycle's Goal Measurement: 2007 and Later web page.

Note: This page previously contained information helping jurisdictions request time extensions (TE) or alternative diversion requirements (ADR). The information has been removed from this page because provisions of the law which allowed for TEs and ADRs were repealed on January 1, 2006.

General Information on Time Extensions and Alternative Diversion Requirements

The Integrated Waste Management Act (IWMA) of 1989 required each city and county in California to divert 25 percent of its waste stream by 1995 and 50 percent by 2000. In 1997, Senate Bill (SB) 1066 modified Public Resources Code (PRC) Section 41820 to allow for multiple-year time extensions and multiple requests from jurisdictions for time extensions (TE) in meeting the 50 percent diversion requirement. After SB 1006 became law, and prior to 2006, any city, county, or regional agency might have requested a TE under PRC Section 41820. SB 1066 also modified PRC Section 41785 (repealed) to allow for alternative diversion requirements (ADR). After SB 1066 became law and prior to 2006, any city or county might have requested an ADR; however, regional agencies did not qualify.

TE requests were to include all of the information required by PRC section 41820. ADR requests were required to include all the information in PRC section 41785. The request would have been a jurisdiction's opportunity to explain why a TE or ADR was justified. Those requests were presented to CalRecycle, and when approved, the jurisdiction had until December 31, 2005 to meet the requirement. Beginning January 1, 2006, all jurisdictions are required to meet the 50 percent diversion goal.

If you need to access your jurisdiction's SB1066 information previously submitted to CalRecycle please contact your Local Assistance and Marketing Development Staff Representative.

Last updated: September 3, 2009
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