To achieve the 75 percent waste diversion goal in Chapter 476, Statutes of 2011 (Chesbro, AB 341), new models for local funding of materials management activities (such as recycling and composting) will likely be necessary to sustain these activities into the future, independent of landfill disposal fees.
CalRecycle cosponsored three free workshops with HF&H Consultants in late 2013. These workshops focused on funding interactions at the collection and postcollection levels and how different approaches might impact service providers (public and private) and various regulatory agencies (state, county, city/district). They provided city and county officials/staff with information about managing rates related to collection, processing, and disposal of discarded material, and insights into managing solid waste and recycling rates in the face of evolving programs and ever-increasing diversion goals. The workshops included dynamic presentations, interactive rate models and tools, and real world case studies. MSW and recycling coordinators, city managers, county administrators, finance directors, and/or public works directors who manages rate structure/increases were highly encouraged to attend these workshops.
- October 9, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Oakland): Which features Marin County and Alameda County’s Stopwaste.org.
- November 7, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Lakewood): Which features the City of Santa Monica, Kern County, and the Pacific Northwest.
- December 10, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Sacramento, CalEPA Building): Which features Napa County, San Joaquin County, and Tehama County/ City of Red Bluff.
As part of California's 75 Percent Initiative, CalRecycle sponsored a series of two one-hour webinars, hosted by the Institute for Local Government (ILG), to explore issues related to local funding, siting, and permitting of local recycling programs and facilities, and the traditional and innovative ways that cities and counties across the state are funding local recycling programs.
- November 4, 2014 webinar explores the effect of Propositions 26 and 218 on the financing of community solid waste and recycling programs.
- December 2, 2014 webinar presents an overview of funding mechanisms used in California including: user fees, franchise fees, tipping fees and sales of recyclable materials, and a Kern County case study.