California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Laws Related to Waste Management

History of California Solid Waste Law

This history of solid waste law includes highlights of significant legislation enacted in California from 1927 to the present. Use the menu below to navigate through the history.

The California Legislative Information website provides the legislative history of all bills, enacted or not, beginning in 1999. For information on waste-related legislation proposed or enacted during the current session of the California Legislature, visit CalRecycle's Current Priority Bills page.

Last updated: July 28, 2015
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