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From Alternative Daily Cover to Anaerobic Digestion

Mapping California’s policy transition from counting organic waste as alternative daily landfill cover to a focus on anaerobic digestion and composting.

California is the only state in the nation that counts the use of green waste alternative daily cover (ADC) at a landfill as landfill diversion, which qualifies as recycling. With green waste landfill bans on the books in 21 states, California is once again considering phasing out green waste ADC as landfill diversion credit by 2020 in the upcoming 75 percent Recycling Plan prepared by the state agency, CalRecycle, in a report which was due to the California Legislature on January 1, 2014.

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