Tehama County
California

Regular - Landfill Only
10806

Assembly Bill 939 2016 Annual Report

Information

Department:Executive Committee - Tehama County Solid Waste Management AgencySponsors:
Category:Landfill Agency

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This item is for informational purposes only and no further action is required.

BACKGROUND INFO

Agency staff completed and submitted to CalRecycle the 2016 Annual Report of the Agency's Diversion Programs. Attached is a summary of the Annual Report. The County as a whole achieved a 41% diversion rate by producing 5.2 pounds of waste per day. Commercial entities achieved a 42% diversion rate by disposing of 18.8 pounds of waste per day. There are numerous flawed assumptions that go into calculating the annual waste generation rate. CalRecycle realizes this and also analyzes the Agency's program implementation efforts. To comply with the Assembly Bill 939 50% diversion requirement, a jurisdiction must show statistically successful implementation of numerous diversion programs. Jurisdictions that show successful program implementation but do not meet the 50% diversion requirement may be considered "Good Faith Effort" compliant. The challenge to remain in compliance is more and more difficult each year.

 

The County’s diversion as a whole peaked in 2011 at 62% and has steadily been declining since. The official reported waste generation and diversion rate is below:

 

Year

Diversion Rate

Disposed Tons

2016

0.41

60,832

2015

0.52

49,321

2014

0.53

47,692

2013

0.56

45,348

2012

0.59

41,920

2011

0.62

38,960

2010

0.60

41,026

2009

0.59

41,594

2008

0.56

44,438

2007

0.53

48,039

2006

0.48

54,649

2005

0.45

55,532

2004

0.46

51,652

2003

0.42

52,322

2002

0.45

47,907

2001

0.47

44,893

2000

0.46

44,539

 

The Agency submitted a disposal modification request to CalRecycle for 644.11tons of treated wood waste disposed at Anderson Landfill. As such, the treated wood waste will not affect our diversion rate. Additionally, it’s important to note that 4,051.33 tons is disaster debris generated by the fire at Eco-Shell. Because the fire is not an officially declared disaster, the debris disposal cannot be removed from our disposal rate for 2016. However, if the disaster debris is removed, the County’s diversion rate is 45.1%.

 

Statewide, 2016 marks the 4th consecutive year that disposal has increased per capita. In 2016, Californians landfilled 42.7 million tons of waste. With a population of 39.2 million people, this equates to a statewide disposal rate of 6 pounds per person per day, or over one ton of solid waste for every resident in California annually. The statewide recycling rate is summarized below:

 

Year

Statewide Recycling Rate

2014

50%

2015

47%

2016

44%

 

An informational presentation regarding the Countywide and Statewide state of disposal and recycling will be presented at the meeting.