California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Diversion Study Guide, Appendix F

Letter of Introduction for Survey Teamgarre

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To All Businesses Operating in the (JurisdictionName–– e.g., City of Sacramento)

Subject: Waste Reduction and Recycling Surveys

We respectfully request your participation with staff from the (jurisdiction name and names of other participants if any) in their effort to conduct free waste reduction and recycling surveys at businesses throughout the (jurisdiction name). The purpose of these surveys is to determine the disposal diversion efforts within the (jurisdiction name).

These waste reduction and recycling surveys are being conducted as part of the implementation of State-mandated waste reduction requirements. State law requires each jurisdiction to divert 50 percent of its waste stream, subject to $10,000-per-day fines for noncompliance. Your participation is essential for the (jurisdiction name) to reach its goal.

All information collected from your business will remain confidential. The final report to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) will not mention businesses by name. The aforementioned (jurisdiction name and/or other participants) staff will assess your current waste management practices and follow up with recommendations for waste reduction and recycling programs for business. This survey is a cooperative effort between (names of participants).

If you have any questions, please contact (name), who is the recycling coordinator for the (jurisdiction name), at (phone number). Thank you for your participation.


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cc: (elected officials as needed)

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