California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

State Agency Model Integrated Waste Management Plan

Executive Summary

Diversion is the process of reducing potential waste by means such as source reduction (reducing or eliminating the amount of materials used for any purpose before they become waste), recycling, and composting. AB 75 (Strom-Martin, Chapter 764, Statutes of 1999) added Sections 40148-42928 to the Public Resources Code (PRC). The legislation requires State agencies to meet waste diversion goals of 25 percent by 2002 and 50 percent by 2004 and to document their efforts in meeting these goals.

To disclose how they will meet these goals, PRC Section 42920 (b) (2) requires State agencies to submit an adopted integrated waste management plan (IWMP) to CalRecycle by July 15, 2000.

CalRecycle is required by law to adopt a model IWMP that shall be available for use by State agencies in developing their plan. PRC Section 42920 (b) (3) requires that if a State agency has not submitted an adopted IWMP to CalRecycle by January 1, 2001, or if CalRecycle has disapproved the plan submitted by the agency, then CalRecycle's model IWMP shall be implemented by the agency and become the agency’s plan.

This document contains the following key sections:

  • Instructions for completing the plan.
  • Information sheet, worksheet, and plan questions.
  • Appendices

CalRecycle has developed the formats presented to meet the requirements of AB75. You may use either the fillable Adobe Acrobat format or print out the HTML format from the web.

Two CalRecycle publications available to further assist with the  development of your IWMP are  Waste Reduction Policies and Procedures for State Agencies and Conducting a Diversion Study--A Guide for California Jurisdictions.

Note: To further document their efforts in achieving the goals of 25 percent and 50 percent waste diversion, State agencies and large State facilities as defined in statute are required by PRC Section 42926 (a) to provide annual reports to the CalRecycle  beginning April 1, 2002.

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Last updated: December 21, 2004
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