This is the main web page for accessing the Recycling and Disposal Reporting System (RDRS) as well as training and reference material. RDRS is CalRecycle’s electronic online data system in which businesses, facilities, and operations with a reporting obligation submit required information. Reporting entities submit information to CalRecycle on a quarterly basis on the types and quantities of material that they sell, transfer, or dispose.

News and Recent Events

  • Q4 2019 RDRS reporting for food waste self-haulers and contract haulers opened on January 1, 2020 and is due to CalRecycle by January 31, 2020. Q4 2019 RDRS reporting for transfer/processors, recycler/composters, and broker/transporters opens February 1, 2020 and is due to CalRecycle February 28, 2020. Q4 2019 RDRS reporting for disposal facilities opens March 1, 2020 and is due to CalRecycle by March 31, 2020. Reporting tutorials are available on the Training page. For a list of all due dates, review the RDRS Reporting Schedule.
  • Q3 2019 RDRS data is undergoing staff review. Reports for disposal will be released once staff have analyzed the submitted disposal data. Please submit outstanding Q3 2019 reports without further delay.
  • An informational item providing updates about RDRS implementation is scheduled for the January 2020 CalRecycle Monthly Public Meeting on January 21, 2020 [Public Notice].

Registration

RDRS initial registration begins on April 1 for existing businesses that are required to report and are operating on April 1, 2019. The registration deadline for initial registration is April 30, 2019. After April 30, newly-established businesses must register within 30 days of being subject to these reporting requirements.

Registering a reporting entity in RDRS does not cause that entity to be reclassified as a solid waste handler.

Registration Guide/Manuals

Reporting

Reporting material flows to the Department does not cause that material to be reclassified as solid waste.

Reporting References

Reports

  • New public reports for disposal and recycling data (Coming January 2020)
  • RDRS reports login for jurisdictions & counties (Coming January 2020)

AB 901 Regulations and Development

Governor Brown signed AB 901 (Gordon, Chapter 746, Statutes of 2015) into law to change how organics, recyclable material, and solid waste are reported to CalRecycle. In the third quarter of 2019, CalRecycle transitioned away from the Disposal Reporting System (DRS) to the Recycling and Disposal Reporting System (RDRS). The law requires the following businesses to report directly to CalRecycle on a quarterly basis on materials sold and transferred by a reporting entity:

  • Recycling facilities
  • Composting facilities
  • Disposal facilities including landfills
  • Transformation facilities
  • Engineered municipal solid waste conversion facilities
  • Transfer/processor facilities
  • Contract haulers
  • Food waste self-haulers
  • Brokers
  • Transporters

Regulations Development

Contact Us

RDRS Coordinator Voicemail: (916) 341-6777
Email (preferred): RDRS@calrecycle.ca.gov
When emailing, please include all relevant information below to expedite a response:

  • Name
  • WebPass email
  • Phone
  • Name of Organization/Site (if already registered)
  • Name of reporting entity activity(ies) and RDRS number(s)
  • Category of question/comment (Please use one of these categories in your email subject line):
    Do I need to Register/How to Register/How to Report/Other
  • References/documentation consulted prior to emailing
  • Regulatory subsection pertaining to your question (14 CCR 18815.1-18815.13): 
  • Question or issue