The Intergrated Waste Management Act - AB 939


In 1989, Assembly Bill 939, known as the Integrated Waste Management Act, was passed because of the increase in waste stream and the decrease in landfill capacity. As a result, the current California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) was established. A disposal reporting system with CIWMB oversight was established, and facility and program planning was required. AB 939 mandates a reduction of waste being disposed: jurisdictions were required to meet diversion goals of 25% by 1995 and 50% by the year 2000. AB 939 also established an integrated framework for program implementation, solid waste planning, and solid waste facility and landfill compliance.

CIWMB News Update:

El Dorado County's Solid Waste Franchise Agreements

Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan (CIWMP)

AB 939 requires counties to prepare a Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan (CIWMP). The CIWMP includes the following:

  •  Summary Plan for El Dorado County - A document which provides the following: goals and objectives, county profile and plan administration, a description of current solid waste management practices, summaries of Source Reduction and Recycling Elements (SRRE's), Household Hazardous Waste Elements (HHWE's) and Nondisposal Facility Elements (NDFE's), and CIWMP financing. (296 pages, 9.23 MB)





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