CalRecycle plans for reorganization

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Nov. 18, 2010 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

In 2009, SB 63 (Tony Strickland, R-Thousand Oaks) was passed to combine the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Integrated Waste Management Board with  the California Natural Resource Agency’s Department of Conservation which managed beverage container recycling and litter reduction. A new department under Natural Resources was formed – Resources, Recycling & Recovery (CalRecycle).

CalRecycle held a meeting on October 19th to discuss with stakeholders its plans to reorganize internally. It has begun to identify areas where efficiencies could be realized to build a more effectively-run department. Their goal is to create an organization that improves access to critical programs and services, helps businesses, jurisdictions, and state agencies meet waste diversion mandates, and increases recycling and re-use rates.

A single chief deputy director position has been created and staff from the two agencies are being “divided up and sprinkled throughout the new structure.”  Other than a decrease from two to one monthly public workshop on regulatory issues, no other significant changes in operations were announced.

While realignment plans go slowly forward, we await appointment of the Director of Cal/Recycle by our incoming Governor, Jerry Brown. Senate confirmation is required.

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