§ 503.

DEPARTMENTAL WASTE ASSESSMENT

a.

Guidelines. Within thirty (30) days of the effective date of this Chapter and in accordance with Section 511, the Director will adopt guidelines for conducting a departmental audit to establish a Departmental Waste Assessment. For purposes of this assessment, the volume or weight of all waste generated or disposed of or diverted by a department shall be included, unless such waste is not subject to the diversion requirements contained in the California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, Public Resources Code § 40000 et seq. The guidelines shall include, at a minimum:

1.

Procedures for determining whether a department generates a heterogeneous waste stream (a combination of waste types, such as wood, yard debris, metals and food waste) or generates a homogenous waste stream (such as office-type wastes);

2.

Guidance on determining which wastes should be included in a waste assessment (including how to account for wastes not subject to state diversion requirements);

3.

How to determine which facilities should be included in a waste assessment; and

4.

How to estimate/calculate volumes, weights and costs associated with all waste.

b.

Within twelve (12) months of the effective date of this Chapter, each department that generates a heterogeneous waste stream (As determined by the Director’s guidelines) shall conduct and submit to the Director for review and approval a Departmental Waste Assessment.

c.

Within eighteen (18) months of the effective date of this Chapter, each department that generates a homogenous waste stream (As determined by the Director’s guidelines) shall conduct and submit to the Director for review and approval a Departmental Waste Assessment.

d.

Each department shall update its Departmental Waste Assessment annually and submit it to the Director for approval.

History

(Added by Ord. 171-03, File No. 030422, App. 7/3/2003)

(Derivation Former Administrative Code Section 21A.4; added by Ord. 83-00, File No. 000392, App. 5/12/2000)

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