Solid Waste & Recycling Program

SB 1383 Short-Lived Climate Pollutants – Organics Recycling

Organic waste accounts for more than a third of the material in California’s waste stream. GHG emissions caused by the decomposition of organic material in landfills contribute to global climate change.  SB 1383 establishes targets to achieve a 50 percent reduction in the level of organic waste from 2014 by 2020 and a 75 percent reduction by 2025. The final regulations are set to go into effect on January 1, 2022. For more information and resources on SB 1383, please visits CalRecycle on their website which provides education and outreach tools to assist with the implementation of regulations.

Computer & E-Waste Recycling

Electronic waste (E-waste) refers to electronic products nearing the end of their useful lives. The law mandates that electronic waste be disposed of in a manner that will protect the environment. Many electronic products (computers, cell phones, PDAs, etc) are used to store personal information. Before donating or recycling your equipment, remember to remove all sensitive and personal information from its memory. To find the nearest E-waste center please visit:

Construction & Demolition Recycling

Construction and Demolition (C&D) materials are estimated to account for between 21.7 to 25.5 percent of the disposed waste stream. Common C&D materials include lumber, drywall, metals, masonry (brick, concrete, etc.), carpet, plastic, pipe, rocks, dirt, paper, cardboard, and green waste related to land development. Many of these materials can be reused or recycled, thus prolonging our supply of natural resources and potentially saving money in the process. For more information please visit:

Solid Waste Committee Meetings

WRCOG’s Solid Waste Committee (SWC) was formed after the adoption of Assembly Bill (AB) 939, “The Integrated Waste Management Act,” to regionally address the waste diversion goals in Western Riverside County.  California has continued to pass legislation (AB 341, AB 1826, AB 827, and SB 1383) requiring jurisdictions to implement processes that promote business and multi-family complex recycling and organics recycling programs.  The SWC works with WRCOG’s member agencies, its partners, and the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), meeting every quarter to discuss solid waste issues and ways to address mandates.  Participation in the SWC includes the option for the preparation and submittal of the Electronic Annual Report (EAR) by WRCOG.  The EAR describes the progress a jurisdiction has made in achieving CA legislation under AB 939.  Staff provides a final draft for review and upon approval of member jurisdictions’ EARs are submitted to CalRecycle.  

Representatives from WRCOG member agencies and stakeholders meet quarterly to discuss solid waste, environmental, and recycling issues.
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Participating Jurisdictions

City of Banning
City of Beaumont
City of Calimesa
City of Canyon Lake
City of Corona
City of Eastvale
City of Hemet
City of Jurupa Valley
City of Lake Elsinore
City of Menifee
City of Moreno Valley
City of Murrieta
City of Perris
City of Riverside
City of San Jacinto
City of Temecula
City of Wildomar
County of Riverside