Why Do DRS Staff Ask Jurisdictions to Check Disposal Data?
At CalRecycle we value the quality and accuracy of California’s disposal data, and we know jurisdiction representatives have a wealth of knowledge about waste management practices in their jurisdictions. Inaccurate disposal data can affect the disposal rate that appears in a jurisdiction's electronic annual report (EAR). DRS staff request that jurisdiction contacts review their disposal data for accuracy throughout the year as reports are received. The official revision period for DRS reports is April 15 – May 15, and DRS staff ask that all issues or revisions be sent to the disposal report coordinator during this time. Reports are finalized the June following a report year, and once finalized, revisions generally cannot be accepted. CalRecycle staff need time to review and correct any errors with jurisdiction disposal numbers before jurisdictions file their EARs.
Access to Jurisdiction Disposal Data in eDRS
The jurisdiction contact who completes the EAR each year should have access to eDRS and their jurisdiction’s data. If the jurisdiction contact does not have access to eDRS, they can follow the steps below to request access:
- Create a WebPass by creating an account on the WebPass page.
- Request access to your jurisdiction in Local Government Information Center (LoGIC) by submitting this form. Make sure to select “New Contact” under the “Action to Take” section to notify CalRecycle that you are a new contact requesting access to LoGIC.
Checking for Accuracy
To check a jurisdiction’s disposal data for accuracy, the jurisdiction contact should to log into eDRS and review the disposal data on the EAR welcome page. Follow the steps below:
- Log into eDRS using your WebPass
- Select your jurisdiction from the County/Jurisdiction Affiliations page
- Review your jurisdiction’s disposal data under “The Electronic Disposal Reporting System (eDRS)” section of the welcome page.
We recommend the steps below to check jurisdiction disposal data for accuracy:
- Compare disposal data in eDRS to reports received by the jurisdiction.
- Verify that the data in eDRS is reasonable and double-check any significant changes in disposal from quarter to quarter or year to year.
Should a jurisdiction contact find discrepancies in disposal data, they should contact their Local Assistance and Market Development (LAMD) representative or the disposal report coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) and describe the issue. In addition, the jurisdiction contact should contact the county or facility where waste was sent. Data can only be updated when DRS staff receive a revised disposal report from the county accepting the waste. CalRecycle staff will work with jurisdiction staff, the facility, and/or the county to verify the disposal data and try to resolve the issue.
How to Contact LAMD Representatives
Jurisdiction staff can find contact information for their LAMD representative by visiting the Local Assistance and Market Development Contacts page.