Meeting Environmental Mandates

California’s environmental laws are some of the most stringent in the country. California is recognized as an early adopter of environmental regulations and mandates. Our systems are designed to adhere to these mandates in the areas of organic waste handling and reduction, water purification and odor elimination.

EDS employs the latest technology process to create re-use of a variety of organic waste streams.


Mandatory Organics Recycling

California commercial waste generators are required to start recycling their organic waste by April 1, 2016, if they generate more than 8 cubic yards per week. This amount is reduced to 4 cubic yards in 2017 and finally 1 cubic yard by 2019. Local jurisdictions must have an organic waste recycling program in place for those businesses.


California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: emissions limit

Requires California to reduce its GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 — a reduction of approximately 15 percent below emissions expected under a “business as usual” scenario.   to leading climate scientists from around the world, anthropogenic climate change (that caused by humans) is a significant and growing problem that must be addressed in order to avoid the worst effects.


School Diversion and Environmental Education Law

The School Diversion and Environmental Education Law created a series of integrated waste management and environmental education mandates for the California Integrated Waste Management Board to assist in establishing a unified education strategy where academic endeavors, administrative support, and facilities management work collaboratively to conserve resources and enhance substantive learning opportunities.


Solid Waste: Recycling – State Agencies and Large State Facilities

Requires the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, on or before July 1, 2017, to develop guidelines for collecting and recycling recyclable materials in office buildings of state agencies and large state facilities, except buildings and facilities of community college districts or their campuses. The bill would require that a covered state agency and large state facility, on and after July 1, 2018, provide adequate receptacles, signage, education, and staffing, and arrange for recycling services consistent with specified law, for each office building of the state agency or large state facility.


Agricultural Lands: Greenhouse Gases

Would authorize, rather than require, the environmental farming program to provide incentives, including loans, grants, research, technical assistance, or educational materials and outreach, to farmers whose practices promote the well-being of ecosystems, air quality, and wildlife and their habitat, and reduce on-farm greenhouse gas emissions or increase carbon storage in agricultural soils and woody biomass, or both.


Solid Waste: Annual Reports

The California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, which is administered by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, establishes an integrated waste management program. Current law requires each state agency to submit an annual report to the department summarizing its progress in reducing solid waste that is due on or before May 1 of each year. This bill would require each state agency to include in that annual report a summary of the state agency’s compliance with specified requirements relating to recycling commercial solid waste and organic waste.


Solid Waste: Charges

Would raise the fee imposed on an operator of a disposal facility to $4 per ton commencing January 1, 2017. The bill would require a minimum of $1.50 per ton of the fee collected from each operator, until January 1, 2022, and would authorize some or all of the fee collected thereafter, to be allocated to activities that promote recycling and the highest and best use of materials, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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