Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. signed assembly bill 845, designed to ensure that counties can handle waste in the best interest of their region, according to a news release by the bill’s sponsor, assemblywoman Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco and San Mateo counties).
The law prohibits the disposal of waste based on its geographic origin.
“Cites are dealing with limited solutions, and we must move forward together as we work towards zero waste,” Ma said. She said the law will ensure that cities and counties in California dispose of their waste in the most efficient and environmentally sound way.