California Solid Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

California Solid Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid waste transporters: California Health & Safety Code (CH & SC) 118027, 14 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 17332 to 17334 and 14 CCR 17341 to 17345

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Waste tire haulers:

Definitions: 14 CCR 18450 and California Public Resources Code (CPRC) 42950

Waste tire hauler registration: CPRC 42951 to 42964 and 14 CCR 18452 to 18456.4

Registration: CPRC 42950 to 42964 and 14 CCR 18452 to 18456.4

Registration exemptions: CPRC 42954(a), 14 CCR 18452.1, 14 CCR 18453, 14 CCR 18452.1, 14 CCR 18453, and 14 CCR 18453.2

Manifest system: 14 CCR 18456.4, 14 CCR 18459 to 18459.2.1, and 14 CCR 18460.3

Regulatory Agencies

The California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

California Highway Patrol

Local enforcement agencies

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. California regulations for the collection and transport of solid waste involve meeting qualification criteria as well as vehicle and equipment standards. Haulers of waste or used tires must be registered unless they meet criteria for a registration exemption, apply for a tire program identification number, and transport the waste or used tires in accordance with the state's manifest requirements.

Administration and enforcement. The California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) administers and enforces the solid waste rules for the entire state of California through the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). Solid waste transporters are regulated by local enforcement agencies designated by the governing body of a county or ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
Guidance Documents