Solid Waste Facilities include active and closed landfills, transfer/processing facilities, composting facilities, chip and grind facilities, and construction/demolition/inert debris facilities. Solid waste facilities are regulated by the Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) under Title 14 and Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations, receive routine inspections, and require a permit or notification from the LEA.
Recycling Centers do not require a permit or notification from the LEA, but they must meet the “three part test.” The three part test requires that the received material must be separated for re-use prior to receipt, it must not contain more than 10% residual solid waste material by weight, and it may not contain more than 1% putrescible material. The burden of proof to demonstrate compliance with the three part test is on the Operator.
For more information on the three part test, please visit: www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LEA/Advisories/58/.