Sample Commercial Recycling Ordinance
The sample commercial recycling ordinance was prepared in 2009 by the Institute for Local Government’s Climate Change Program under a contract with the California Integrated Waste Management Board (now CalRecycle).
Adoption and implementation of the sample ordinance by local agencies is voluntary.
The sample ordinance emphasizes policy choices at the local level and is designed to be modified by individual agencies to reflect the unique circumstances in the community. It offers a menu of options to suit local needs and service situations. In addition, it includes extensive commentary that explains the options and provides background explanations for many provisions.
The sample ordinance is available at the right in both Word and PDF versions.
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The Institute thanks the county, city, waste industry and Waste Board representatives who participated in the Advisory Committee that helped develop the sample ordinance, as well as others who reviewed and commented on drafts of the sample ordinance. In particular, we wish to thank the following individuals for their assistance.
Chance Hawkins, City of Chula Vista