Compliance Assistance – AB 341 / AB 1826 / AB 1594

R3 provides our clients with a full range of planning, design, implementation, monitoring, and administrative services in support of compliance with AB 341 (Mandatory Commercial Recycling), AB 1826 (Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling) and AB 1594 (Ban on Green Material ADC Diversion Credit).

California has adopted aggressive legislation to reduce waste sent to the landfill and many jurisdictions are not fully prepared to meet their requirements under AB 341, AB 1594 and/or AB 1826. Our understanding of these legislative requirements and our hands-on experience assisting our clients with implementing effective AB 341 and AB 1826 programs

and preparing for the requirements of AB 1594 has helped us to develop effective compliance strategies and implementation plans that leverage existing franchised hauler resources and contractual requirements.

We ensure that all regulatory requirements are being met and that our clients are taking the necessary steps to remain in compliance with the law. We assist jurisdictions with meeting these requirements by providing a coordinated approach that is logical and cost-effective, and draws upon our operational, public policy, and public education and outreach capabilities.

Our specific legislative compliance services include the following:

  • Designing commercial recycling and organics recycling programs;
  • Identifying businesses subject to compliance with the laws;
  • Monitoring and tracking covered generator compliance;
  • Developing public education and outreach materials and methods for notifying businesses of their requirements and compliance options;
  • Developing franchised hauler tracking methods for necessary reporting, public education and outreach and compliance monitoring requirements;
  • Performing on-site waste audits and material characterizations and providing hands-on technical assistance to regulated businesses to support their compliance;
  • Facilitating private sector diversion opportunities, including food donations and recycle/reuse vendors;
  • Developing efficient reporting and tracking systems to document our client’s compliance with AB 341 and AB 1826 requirements and/or “good faith efforts”; and
  • Reporting activities to the state in the Electronic Annual Report and at mandatory in-person CalRecycle site visits.

Our Clients

Served under Compliance Assistance

  • Alameda
  • Brentwood
  • Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Management Authority
  • Citrus Heights
  • Cloverdale
  • Concord
  • Corte Madera
  • Cotati
  • Cupertino
  • El Cerrito
  • Fairfield
  • Irwindale
  • Los Altos
  • Marin County
  • Marin County JPA (Zero Waste Marin)
  • Martinez
  • Menlo Park
  • Merced County Regional Waste Authority
  • Petaluma
  • Piedmont
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
  • RecycleMore
  • Rohnert Park
  • Rolling Hills Estates
  • Sacramento County
  • Salinas
  • San Bernardino
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Count
  • Shafter
  • Sonoma County
  • South Bayside Waste Management Authority (ReThinkWaste)
  • Stockton
  • Temple City
  • Vallejo
  • West Hollywood
  • Windsor