California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

State Agency Model Integrated Waste Management Plan

Introduction and Background

AB 75 Requirements

AB 75 (Strom-Martin, Chapter 764, Statutes of 1999––see Appendix 2) 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 satisfy the requirements of PRC Section 42920 (b) (2), each State agency must submit an adopted integrated waste management plan (IWMP) to the CalRecycle. The IWMP should specify an agency’s plan for achieving mandated waste diversion goals of 25 percent by 2002 and 50 percent by 2004. (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.). This publication is provided to assist State agencies in preparing their plans.

Model Plan Submittal Instructions

All information called for in this document is required to be submitted to the CalRecycle. After completing the information, you will still need to print it out and obtain the appropriate signature(s).

Completed plans should be submitted to the following address:

Public Education and Programs Implementation Branch
ATTN: AB 75 Review Team, MS 5
1001 I Street
PO Box 4025
Sacramento, CA 95812-4025


"State Agencies"––An IWMP must be completed for each State agency, which is defined in Public Resources Code (PRC) Section 40196.3 as every State office, department, division, board, commission, or other agency of the State. Each State agency should aggregate data for all its applicable facilities, excluding large State facilities, described below.

"Large State Facilities"––PRC Section 40148 defines large State facilities as those campuses of the California State University and the California Community Colleges, prisons within the Department of Corrections, facilities of the State Department of Transportation, and facilities of other State agencies that the CalRecycle determines are primary campuses, prisons, or facilities.

The CalRecycle has determined that each of these large State facilities shall complete a separate integrated waste management plan, signed by the facility director. This IWMP must also be signed at the facility’s State agency level by the chairman, commissioner, director, or president.

Example: The California Department of Corrections (CDC) has 33 prisons and numerous field offices. A separate IWMP must be completed and submitted for each of the 33 prisons, as well as one for CDC’s headquarters and offices, as described above under "State Agencies." The department’s director is responsible for approval of IWMPs for both the prisons and the agency headquarters and offices.

Modified IWMP––If a State agency has fewer than 200 total employees and generates less than 100 total tons of waste statewide per year, it may submit a modified IWMP. Agencies that meet this criteria must still complete "Part I-A: State Agency Information Form" and check the box indicating they are submitting a modified plan. In addition, the agency must complete Part II and Part IV, questions 1, 5, 6, and 7, and submit that information to the CalRecycle by July 15, 2000.

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Last updated: December 21, 2004
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