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File #: 19-1640    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Time Allocation
File created: 10/25/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/19/2019 Final action: 11/19/2019
Title: Environmental Management Department recommending the Board receive a presentation from members of the El Dorado Solid Waste Advisory Committee regarding current recycling practices and goals going forward. (Est. Time: 30 Min.) FUNDING: Non-General Fund. County Service Area No. 10 - Solid Waste funds.
Attachments: 1. A - EDSWAC Recycling Presentation
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Environmental Management Department recommending the Board receive a presentation from members of the El Dorado Solid Waste Advisory Committee regarding current recycling practices and goals going forward. (Est. Time: 30 Min.)

FUNDING: Non-General Fund. County Service Area No. 10 - Solid Waste funds.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On September 15, 1992, the Board approved the formation of the El Dorado Solid Waste Advisory Committee (EDSWAC), which was established, in part, to monitor and evaluate the planning and effectiveness of programs implemented to meet Assembly Bill 939, the Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, and the solid waste objectives set forth and defined in the County’s Integrated Waste Management Plan.

On October 5, 2011, the Governor of California signed Assembly Bill 341, known as California’s Mandatory Commercial Recycling (MCR) Law, and set a statewide goal of 75% of all solid waste be diverted from landfills through source reduction, recycling, or composting by year 2020, and requires that all businesses that generate four (4) cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week to reuse or recycle, in an effort to increase diversion of waste from landfills and thereby reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

On January 31, 2012 (Item No. 11, File No. 12-0139), the Board approved the County’s Solid Waste Management Plan, which included a countywide goal of 75% diversion from landfills, and authorized the County’s Environmental Management Department (Environmental Management) to implement the strategies identified therein.

On September 28, 2014, the Governor of California signed Assembly Bill 1826, known as Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling (MORe), establishing implementation phases over time for the program including, but not limited to the following: required businesses recycle their organic waste based on the amount and type of waste the business generates on a weekly basis; and after January 1, 2...

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