Recycling Programs

STATE ASSEMBLY BILL 939

recycle stacksTo conserve diminishing landfill capacity in the state and to be more environmentally responsible in solid waste management, the State of California enacted the California Integrated Waste Management Act, State Assembly Bill 939 (AB939). The law directs the State via the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) to oversee the design and implementation of local integrated waste management plans.

AB939 mandated local jurisdictions to meet diversion goals of 25% by 1995 and 50% by 2000. The diversion goals and program requirements are implemented through a disposal-based reporting system by local jurisdictions under CIWMB regulations.

truck dropMidway City Sanitary District has met this goal since 2000 and has averaged 56% reduction in tonnage to the landfill since the law became effective.

By Reducing, Reusing, Recycling and buying recycled-content products, you can help to protect our environment and to assist in keeping our state, cities and countryside clean.