California communities struggle to reach state recycling goal

Nearly half of California’s jurisdictions are still aiming to meet the state’s 50 percent recycling goal. According to an article in The Press-Enterprise, many communities are struggling to meet the goal because of increasing development that generates more construction waste. The Sacramento-based Integrated Waste Management Board (IWMB) will monitor cities’ recycling programs and existing challenges, and could approve a rate reduction. However, if cities’ recycling rates fall below their current rates, they can still face a $10,000 per day fine until the 50 percent goal is attained.