The Intergrated Waste Management Act - AB 939
In 1989, Assembly Bill 939, known as the Integrated Waste Management Act, was passed because of the increase in waste stream and the decrease in landfill capacity. As a result, the current California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) was established. A disposal reporting system with CIWMB oversight was established, and facility and program planning was required. AB 939 mandates a reduction of waste being disposed: jurisdictions were required to meet diversion goals of 25% by 1995 and 50% by the year 2000. AB 939 also established an integrated framework for program implementation, solid waste planning, and solid waste facility and landfill compliance.
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Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan (CIWMP)
AB 939 requires counties to prepare a Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan (CIWMP). The CIWMP includes the following:
- Siting Element for El Dorado County - A document which provides a description of the areas to be used for development of adequate transformation of disposal capacity. (224 pages, 6.04MB)
- Summary Plan for El Dorado County - A document which provides the following: goals and objectives, county profile and plan administration, a description of current solid waste management practices, summaries of Source Reduction and Recycling Elements (SRRE's), Household Hazardous Waste Elements (HHWE's) and Nondisposal Facility Elements (NDFE's), and CIWMP financing. (296 pages, 9.23 MB)
- Source Reduction and Recycling Elements (SRRE's)- The SRRE's include a waste generation study and the following components: source reduction, recycling, composting, disposal facility capacity, education and public information, funding, special waste, and integration.
- Nondisposal Facility Elements (NDFE's) - The NDFE's identify the nondisposal facilities to be used to assist in reaching the diversion mandates of AB 939. A "nondisposal facility" include material recovery facilities, transfer stations, large-scale composting facilities, and other waste processing or recycling facilities which require a solid waste facility permit.
- Household Hazardous Waste Elements (HHWE's)- Initially, household hazardous waste (HHW) was a component of the SRRE. But in 1979, HHW was recognized as more significant to the waste stream. HHWE's are used to identify components used to assist in reaching the diversion mandates of AB 939.
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