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

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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. Adoption and implementation of goals and policies addressing these topics can help local governments achieve their AB 939 waste reduction targets.  Every city and county has unique circumstances, some may already have standards more stringent than those defined here, so any existing local policies should be consulted as well; these examples provide a starting point that can be modified to fit individual circumstances.

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