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Planning and Siting Recycling Infrastructure

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Planning and Siting Recycling Infrastructure

Understanding how to site recycling, processing and manufacturing facilities can help cities and counties get the full benefit of the economic development and greenhouse gas reductions they produce. In order to plan for and site recycling facilities, local governments must obtain the proper permits and comply with the California Environmental Quality Act among other requirements. This section provides resources and case stories to help local governments navigate this complex process.

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Model Goals, Policies, Zoning, and Development Standards for Composting and Remanufacturing Facilities

This publication is intended to educate and inform local policy-makers and staff about land use planning approaches and zoning tools to encourage the economically beneficial use of recyclable materials generated in California. It identifies options and model language for general plan goals and policies and zoning ordinance standards related to composting and remanufacturing facilities using recycled materials.

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Recycling Roadmap
How to Plan, Site and Finance Your Recycling Facility

This resource is intended to provide a brief overview of the typical steps to plan, site and finance a public or private facility to process and reuse recycled materials. It is applicable to any facilities that turn organics and/or green waste into compost or fuels, processing facilities and manufacturing facilities that use recycled materials.

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A Primer on Recycling Facilities

This document offers a basic description of recycling collection and processing systems, the types of recycling facilities and the potential benefits to the communities where they are located.

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Understanding Recycling Facilities and Required Permits

This guide provides general information about the different types of recycling facilities and the permits required. It also offers resources to learn more about solid waste and recycling facilities. The information in this guide is intended for local officials and others interested in understanding the basic options, types of facilities and different roles of agencies issuing permits

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Anaerobic Digestion
What is it and Who is Doing it?

As local agencies work to meet the state’s goal of diverting 75 percent of California’s waste from disposal in landfills by 2020, they are turning to innovative technologies like anaerobic digestion to convert waste into energy as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

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Financing and Siting Recycling Infrastructure Case Stories

The case stories below illustrate the creative ways local governments are financing and siting recycling infrastructure facilities. Consumer education, long term rate stabilization policies, charging the true cost of all service and identifying all elements of the “garbage bill” are some options illustrated in the financing case stories.The siting stories highlight some of the innovative recycling facilities being sited in cities and counties across California.

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Recycling Webinar Series
2014-2015

Webinar series on financing and planning/siting recycling facilities and programs.

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