California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Disposal Reporting System Flowchart - Who Reports to Whom?

The purpose of this flowchart is to summarize the reporting process in DRS. Arrows with black dashes represent reports that are only sent upon request. All other arrows represent reports required to be submitted on a quarterly or annual basis. For more information about DRS reporting requirements, please review our regulations page or our report requirements page.

Who Reports to Whom in the Disposal Reporting System

Haulers:

  1. Upon request haulers must send origin and export reports to jurisdictions where the waste was from.
  2. Haulers are required to report origin allocations to landfills and transformation facilities either at the gatehouse or in reports at the end of the quarter.
  3. Haulers are required to report origin allocations to transfer stations and material recovery facilities either at the gatehouse or in reports at the end of the quarter.
  4. Haulers are required to send origin and export reports to counties/regional agencies where the waste was from.

Transfer Stations and Material Recovery Facilities

  1. Transfer Stations are required to send origin allocation reports to the landfills they send their waste to quarterly.
  2. Upon request, transfer stations are required to send the total tons and origin allocations to jurisdictions where the waste was from.
  3. Transfer Stations are required to send origin allocations and exported tonnages to the county/regional agency they are located quarterly.

Landfills and Transformation Facilities

  1. Upon request landfills and transformation facilities are required to send origin information, tons disposed, tons used-site, and tons sent off site to the jurisdiction where the waste came from.
  2. Landfills and transformation facilities are required to send origin, tons disposed, used on-site, and sent off-site to the county/regional agency where they are located quarterly.

Jurisdictions

  1. Jurisdictions are required to send annual reports on diversion progress to CalRecycle (the Electronic Annual Report, or EAR) (Jurisdictions use the information reported in the quarterly reports sent to CalRecycle as a part of this process).

Counties and Regional Agencies

  1. Counties and regional agencies are required to send quarterly disposal reports to jurisdictions their county received waste from.
  2. Counties and regional agencies are required to send quarterly disposal reports to CalRecycle.
  3. Counties and regional agencies are required to send annual reports on disposal reporting methods to CalRecycle.

Disposal Reporting Home

Last updated: March 13, 2015
Disposal Reporting System, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LGCentral/DRS/
Disposal Reporting Coordinator: DRS@calrecycle.ca.gov