California Laws Related to Waste Management
This site includes all of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) pertinent to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), as approved by the Office of Administrative Law. In January 2010, CalRecycle was created from a merge of the Department of Conservation, Division of Recycling and the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB). Regulations approved before 2010 refer to CIWMB, CalRecycle’s predecessor, and those created after January 2010 refer to CalRecycle but all are in effect unless noted as “repealed”.
To access specific regulations, choose Title 14 or Title 27 below for a table of contents, or use the search option. Visit the Office of Administrative Law website for access to the official online version of all California regulations. To obtain the CCR in print, please contact the State’s official publisher, Barclays Official California Code of Regulations.
- Title 14, Division 2, Chapter 5, CCR. Current CalRecycle regulations pertaining to the Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act, last updated April 1, 2014.
- Title 14, CCR, Division 7. Current CalRecycle regulations pertaining to all other nonhazardous waste management in California.
- Title 27, CCR. Current regulations of CalRecycle and the State Water Resources Control Board pertaining to waste disposal on land. Additional information is available about these joint regulations in the CalRecycle Rulemaking Archives, AB 1220 page.