WRCOG works with its member jurisdictions, its partners, and the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), to help Western Riverside County achieve state mandated waste diversion goals.
The California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, also known as AB 939, facilitates efforts to "reduce, re-use and recycle," thus diverting recyclable materials from landfill. AB 341, adopted in 2011 requires that not less than 75% of solid waste generated be source reduced, recycled, or composted by the year 2020.
Construction & Demolition Recycling
The average new home generates about four pounds of waste per square foot, or four tons for a 2,000 square foot home. Over 50% of those materials are recyclable at area construction and demolition recyclers.
Computer & E-Waste Recycling
E-waste refers to electronic products nearing the end of their useful lives. The law mandates that electronic waste be disposed of in a manner that will protect the environment. Televisions, computers, stereos, copiers, and fax machines, are examples of electronic products that may contain components that are considered hazardous. In addition some televisions and computer monitors have Cathode Ray Tubes, or CRT displays, which require special handling.