CalRecycle workshop - May 14

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, April 6, 2012 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

CalRecycle will hold its first workshop on May 14 in Sacramento concerning the development of a report to the Legislature required by AB 341 (Wes Chesbro, D-Eureka), signed into law last year. The report is to "provide strategies to achieve the state's policy goal that not less than 75 percent of solid waste generated be source reduced, recycled, or composted by the year 2020".  A comparable workshop in Southern California will be set shortly thereafter.

The purpose of AB 341, as stated by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting commercial solid waste to recycling efforts and expand opportunities for additional recycling services. Starting July 1, businesses and public entities that generate four cubic yards or more of waste per week and multifamily dwelling of five units or more will be required to recycle.

To learn more about who must comply and how, see CMTA’s previous environmental article from Feb. 10.

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