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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

California Waste Programs

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Hazardous Waste

California Department of Toxic Substances Control Exiting EPA (disclaimer) (916) 324-1826
Region 1, Sacramento (916) 255-3618
Region 2, Berkeley (510) 540-3739
Region 3, Burbank (818) 551-2830
Region 4, Cypress (714) 484-5400
Non-RCRA Notification / ID Number Information Line (916) 255-3618
Biennial Report (916) 322-2880 or
(916) 322-5585
California State Water Resources Control Board Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
Underground Storage Tank Section (916) 227-4400
Alameda County Waste Management Authority Exiting EPA (disclaimer) &
Source Reduction and Recycling Board Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
(510) 614-1699

Municipal Solid Waste

California received approval from EPA for its solid waste program in September of 1993. The California Integrated Waste Management Board Exiting EPA (disclaimer) administers the states program.

California State Agencies

CalRecycle Exiting EPA (disclaimer) is the home of California’s recycling and waste reduction efforts. Officially known as the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, CalRecycle is a new department within the California Natural Resources Agency and administers programs formerly managed by the State’s Integrated Waste Management Board and Division of Recycling.

The State Water Resources Control Board's "Land Disposal Program" Exiting EPA (disclaimer) implements waste discharge requirements in order to protect California's water quality. This includes the regulation of waste discharge for treatment, storage, and disposal in waste management units such as waste piles, surface impoundments, and landfills.

Another resource in California is the Department of Conservation, Division of Recycling Exiting EPA (disclaimer) which administers the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act, established in 1986. The primary goal of the Act is to achieve and maintain high recycling rates for each beverage container type included in the program. The Division provides a number of services to achieve these goals, including enforcement, auditing, grant funding, technical assistance and education.

California Solid Waste Grants

California has grant programs that assist local agencies in developing and maintaining their waste reduction initiatives. In 1997, California distributed approximately $20.4 million in grants for such purposes.

California State Contacts

California Integrated Waste Management Board
Manager - Recycling Business Assistance Branch
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95812-4025
(916) 341-6532
Fax: (916) 319-7234

Landfill - Permitting and Enforcement Contacts

Scott Walker (Scott.Walker@calrecycle.ca.gov)
California Integrated Waste Management Board
Manager - Remediation, Closure and Technical Services
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95812-4025
(916) 341-6319
Fax: (916) 319-7469

Joe Mello (melloj@cwp.swrcb.ca.gov)
Land Disposal Program Manager
Water Resources Control Board
Division of Clean Water Programs
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA  95814

(916) 341-5622
Fax:(916) 341-5709

Additional Resource

Earth's 911 Hotline Exiting EPA (disclaimer) enables you to type in your zip code to find information about a variety of environmental subjects, including local reuse, recycling, and household hazardous waste disposal center information.

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