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Public Resources Code - PRC


  ( 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 - 42025]

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

ARTICLE 2. Market Development Plan [42005 - 42009]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 733, Sec. 2. )


(a) The board shall develop a comprehensive market development plan using existing resources, that will stimulate market demand in the state for postconsumer waste material and secondary waste material generated in the state.

(b) The board’s market development plan shall include, but shall not be limited to, achieving all of the following goals:

(1) Increasing market demand for postconsumer waste materials and secondary waste materials available due to California’s source reduction and recycling programs.

(2) Increasing demand for recycled content products, especially high quality, value-added products.

(3) Promoting efficient local waste diversion systems which yield high quality, industrially usable feedstocks.

(4) Promoting the competitive collection and use of secondary waste materials.

(c) The board’s development plan shall also include efforts to encourage and promote cooperative, regional programs to expand markets for recycled material. These programs shall include activities to address problems and opportunities that are unique to rural, urban, and suburban areas of the state.

(d) The board shall develop a plan, using existing resources, to provide assistance to local agencies when requested by a city, county, or regional agency, in the implementation of cost-effective programs that provide a quality supply of recycled materials for markets.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 745, Sec. 191. Effective October 12, 2001.)


(a) The department shall, by July 1, 2020, convene a Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling consisting of representatives of public agencies, private solid waste enterprises, and environmental organizations with expertise in recycling.

(b) (1) The commission shall, by July 1, 2021, do both of the following:

(A) Issue policy recommendations to achieve the market development goals established in subdivision (b) of Section 42005 and the state policy goals established in Section 41780.01 of this code and Section 39730.6 of the Health and Safety Code.

(B) Identify products that are recyclable or compostable, as defined pursuant to Section 42370.2, and regularly collected in curbside recycling programs.

(2) The commission shall update the recommendations and identifications made pursuant to paragraph (1) regularly, but not less often than annually.

(3) The commission shall provide an opportunity for the public to review and provide comment before finalizing a policy recommendation or identifying a product pursuant to paragraph (1).

(4) The commission shall issue preliminary recommendations on or before January 1, 2021.

(5) The commission may share the recommendations and identifications made pursuant to paragraph (1) with the Legislature or any state or federal agency.

(c) The commission shall provide regular feedback to the department on public messaging designed to encourage proper recycling and to minimize contamination in curbside recycling programs.

(Amended by Stats. 2020, Ch. 281, Sec. 1. (AB 2287) Effective January 1, 2021.)


(a) The plan required by Section 42005 shall describe and prioritize actions that should be undertaken to meet the goals specified in subdivision (b) of Section 42005.

(b) The plan shall include provisions for periodic review and revision in response to changing market factors or actual changes in secondary waste materials markets.

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


Upon adoption of the plan required by Section 42005, the board shall conduct a detailed analysis of staff resources and consider how to most effectively implement the plan in consideration of existing statutory mandates and resource constraints.

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


Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to infringe upon regulations relating to civil rights, equal employment rights, equal opportunity rights, or fair housing rights of any person or any environmental protection or public health law.

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

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