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California Governor Signs Waste Management Bill into Law

The bill will provide CalRecycle more flexibility to ensure that local residents comply with the sustainable waste management law.

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law Assembly Bill 1572, which gives California Department of Resources and Recycling Recovery (CalRecycle) more flexibility to ensure that local residents comply with the sustainable waste management law and reduce burdens associated with oversight for areas that exceed state requirements.

This law goes hand-in-hand with legislation passed in 2016, which asked locals to divert 50 percent of organic waste from landfill by 2020 and 75 percent by 2025.

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Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1572, authored by Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Solano.

This bill gives the California Department of Resources and Recycling Recovery (CalRecycle) greater flexibility in ensuring locals comply with sustainable waste management law while reducing burdens associated with oversight for areas that exceed state requirements.

“California just took a stand against climate change by passing a landmark a Cap and Trade extension,” Aguiar-Curry said. “Sustainable waste management strategies are another way Californians can continue to fight global warming. When we reduce waste and divert organic material from in landfills, we reduce greenhouse gas emissions. AB 1572 ensures CalRecycle is implementing these waste management programs in the most effective way possible.”

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