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  ( Division 30 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2. )

PART 3. STATE PROGRAMS [42000 - 42999]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 1. Market Development Programs [42000 - 42024]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 733, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [42000 - 42002]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 733, Sec. 2. )


The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the following:

(a) This division requires cities and counties to divert 25 percent of all solid waste from landfills and transformation facilities by 1995 and 50 percent by 2000. As of 1990, the overall diversion rate in the state was 12 percent.

(b) California’s source reduction, recycling, and composting efforts need to increase greatly if local jurisdictions are to meet the 25-percent and the 50-percent diversion requirements.

(c) Market development is the key to increased, cost-effective recycling. Market development includes activities that strengthen demand by manufacturers and end-use consumers for recyclable materials collected by municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and private entities.

(d) Developing markets for recyclable materials creates opportunities that will reindustrialize California. The board estimates that the development of markets for recyclable materials may create over 20,000 jobs in California’s manufacturing sector, an additional 25,000 jobs in the sorting and processing fields, and an unestimated number of jobs in other fields that may develop through full implementation of this division.

(e) The board is authorized to conduct individual market development activities, but is not presently required to implement a comprehensive plan that addresses the full range of market development needs.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 672, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 1998.)


The Legislature further finds and declares that the health, safety, and welfare of the people of California depend upon the development, stability, and expansion of domestic markets for the postconsumer wastes and secondary wastes collected within the state. It is therefore the purpose of this chapter to stimulate the use of postconsumer waste materials and secondary waste materials generated in California as raw materials used as feedstock by private business, industry, and commerce.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 733, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1994.)


The following definitions govern the construction of this chapter:

(a) “Applicant” means a person, as defined in Section 40170, who applies for designation as a Recycling Market Development Zone.

(b) “Postconsumer waste material” means any product generated by a business or a consumer which has served its intended end use, and which has been separated from solid waste for the purposes of collection, recycling, and disposal, and which does not include secondary waste material.

(c) “Recycling-based business” means any business that increases market demand for, or adds value to, postconsumer waste material or secondary waste material.

(d) “Recycling market development zone” or “zone” means any single or joint, contiguous parcels of property that, based on the determination of the board, meets the following criteria:

(1) The area has been zoned an appropriate land use for the development of commercial, industrial, or manufacturing purposes.

(2) The area is identified in the countywide or regional agency integrated waste management plan as part of the market development area.

(3) The area is located in a city with an existing postconsumer waste collection infrastructure.

(4) The area may be used to establish commercial, manufacturing, or industrial processes which would produce end products that consist of not less than 50 percent recycled materials.

(e) “Revolving loan program” means the Recycling Market Development Revolving Loan Program established pursuant to Section 42023.1.

(f) “Secondary waste material” means industrial byproducts which would otherwise go to disposal facilities and wastes generated after completion of a manufacturing process, but does not include internally generated scrap commonly returned to industrial or manufacturing processes, such as home scrap and mill broke.

(g) “Subaccount” means the Recycling Market Development Revolving Loan Subaccount created pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 42023.1.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 467, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

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