Laws and Regulations
1991 law, AB320, set a 25% recycling goal by 1995. The state did not meet the 1995 recycling goal but no penalties were imposed. Tire fee to fund solid waste regulation, including recycling coordination; counties must submit plans. 1995 law weakened the recycling requirement -- municipalities and counties over 100,000, as opposed to 40,000 are required to provide curbside recycling. Statutes have been amended (for 2000 on) to include public buildings in recycling programs. The state's municipal solid waste recycling rate was 14% in 2000 and 16% in 2002.