Recycling Compliance and Outreach

Recycling Compliance and Outreach

The scope and complexity of solid waste regulations imposed on local government continues to increase, especially in California. Our staff are intimately familiar with existing regulations, and proposed regulations that will affect our clients and their commercial waste generators.

History of Expertise; Preparing for Future Compliance Requirements

We started by assisting our clients with the waste diversion requirements of AB 939 (which was modified by AB 2020 and SB 1016). Today, we are helping our clients and their commercial waste generators comply with AB 341 (mandatory commercial recycling) and AB 1826 (mandatory commercial organics recycling. We are also helping our clients prepare for the implementation of SB 1383 (Short Lived Climate Pollutants), which will require cities and counties to enforce the requirements of AB 341 and AB 1826.

Case Study: City of Anaheim

In 2010 and 2015, we assisted the OCCMA, which represents all the incorporated cities in Orange County, in negotiating a long-term waste disposal agreement with the County of Orange. The County owns and operates the three landfills used by the Cities.

In 2010, the OCCMA and the County negotiated a new long term Waste Disposal Agreement with a value of over $1 billion. MSW Consultants served as lead analyst. Work included reviewing the County’s extensive landfill tip fee model, and evaluating the reasonableness of the County’s projected tons, revenues, operating expenses, and capital expenditures. We also identified and quantified key deal points, and recommended negotiating strategies. In 2015, we again assisted the OCCMA in re-negotiating the Waste Disposal Agreement.

Cities We Have Served

Have a look at the different ways we have helped these cities. How can we help you?