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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El Dorado County's Solid Waste Franchise Agreements
Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan (CIWMP)
AB 939 requires counties to prepare a Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan (CIWMP). The CIWMP includes the following:
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