State Agency Waste Management
Integrated Waste Management Plans
As required by AB 75 (Strom Martin, Chapter 764, Statutes of 1999), each state agency and large state facility was required to develop an integrated waste management plan by July 1, 2000. The plan was to lay out how the agency or facility would divert at least 25 percent of its solid waste from landfills or transformation facilities by January 1, 2002, and 50 percent by January 1, 2004. Annual reporting on implementation of the plans is also required. These plans (and the annual reports, once submitted) can be reviewed in the State Agency Reporting Center (SARC).
Changes to Reporting Requirements for DAAs Starting
January 1, 2015(12/24/2014)
As of January 1, 2015 pursuant to AB 2490 (Eggman, Chapter 342, Statutes of 2014) Sections 10 and 15, California district agricultural associations (DAA) are excluded from the definition of “state agency” for purposes of the provisions in Public Resources Code Section 42926 (d). As such, DAAs are no longer required to submit an annual state agency waste management report to CalRecycle’s State Agency Reporting Center (SARC) by May 1 of each year. A full explanation of AB 2490 changes for DAAs is available on the California Legislative Information site.
While AB 2490 exempts DAAs from reporting requirements, each DAA is required to still maintain and monitor its waste diversion programs and activities to ensure adherence to the diversion requirements for State entities under AB 75 (Strom-Martin, Chapter 764, Statutes of 1999), AB 341 (Chesbro, Chapter 476, Statutes of 2011), SB 1016 (Wiggins, Chapter 343, Statutes of 2008), and PRC 42920-42926. See State Agency Laws and Regulations at for more information on diversion and recycled content purchasing requirements.
Any new agency or facility that has not yet completed a plan should contact CalRecycle staff for assistance. The following resources were provided to help agencies and facilities complete their plans.
- State Agency Model Integrated Waste Management Plan was drafted by the Board to assist State agencies with meeting the new requirements.
- Conducting a Diversion Study--A Guide for Local Jurisdictions (Pub. #311-99-006). Includes volume-to-weight conversion factors for various material types.
- Waste Reduction Policies and Procedures for State Agencies (Pub. #441-99-017)
- Solid Waste Generation, Disposal, and Diversion Measurement Guide for State Agencies and Large State Facilities (Final Draft for Peer Review) (Pub. #321-00-007)
- Volume-to-weight conversion factors (approximate) for recovered materials, as found in Appendix I of Conducting a Diversion Study: A Guide for California Jurisdictions (Pub. #311-99-006)