California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Solid Waste Facility Enforcement

Compliance Model

Objectives

  • To obtain consistent long-term compliance at solid waste facilities
  • To ensure that solid waste operations are not creating a nuisance, hazard, or threat to public health and the environment
  • To provide efficient and effective use of LEA resources,
  • To ensure that on any given day a solid waste facility can pass a CIWMB inspection.

Obtaining compliance through on-going education:

  • Inspector education
  • Management education
  • Operator education
  • Planning Department education

Obtaining compliance through the inspection report:

  • Details! Details! Details!!
  • Follow up with positive comments

Obtaining compliance through established relationships:

  • Always based on mutual respect
  • Learn the operations beyond what is needed to do the inspection

The Extras:

  • Review draft documents and letters
  • Research regulations and procedures for the operator
  • Obtain assistance from CIWMB
  • Rotate inspectors

Please note this is an outline of the presentation only.

Last updated: March 5, 2004
Solid Waste Facilities, Sites, and Operations, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/SWFacilities/
Paulina Lawrence: Paulina.Lawrence@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-6521