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DIVISION 30. WASTE MANAGEMENT [40000 - 49620]

  ( 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 12.5. Schoolsite Source Reduction and Recycling [42620 - 42622]
  ( Chapter 12.5 added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 843, Sec. 1. )

42620.
  

(a) The Legislature finds as follows:

(1) There are 1,029 school districts and 7,170 schools in California.

(2) Source reduction and recycling programs in the schools will significantly assist cities and counties in meeting the solid waste diversion goals set for 1995 and the year 2000, by Section 41780.

(3) Source reduction and recycling programs in the schools will also educate children on the importance of these activities, and will teach them waste management skills that will last throughout their lives.

(b) The Legislature, therefore, declares that school districts throughout the state should be assisted in establishing and implementing source reduction and recycling programs.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 843, Sec. 1.)

42621.
  

The board shall develop and implement a source reduction and recycling program for school districts which shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following elements:

(a) A survey of school districts throughout the state to determine which districts already have source reduction and recycling programs and which districts need those programs.

(b) Development of a model waste reduction and recycling program for school districts.

(c) Providing training for school districts on how to implement source reduction and recycling programs.

(d) Providing ongoing technical and informational assistance for school districts implementing source reduction and recycling programs.

(e) Establishment of a repository of literature and teaching materials from other states and institutions which have instituted source reduction and recycling programs for their waste stream.

(f) Determining the types of equipment needed by school districts to implement source reduction recycling programs.

(g) Providing assistance to school districts in locating markets for their reusable or recyclable materials.

(h)  Disseminating information to school districts on office equipment and other items which are made from recycled materials and which are available for purchase by school districts.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 663, Sec. 14. Effective January 1, 1994.)

42622.
  

The source reduction and recycling program for school districts developed pursuant to Section 42621 shall, to the extent feasible, be designed to complement and further the educational goals of the supplementary educational materials developed pursuant to Part 4 (commencing with Section 71300) of Division 34, and the integrated waste management issues addressed within the science curriculum framework developed by the State Board of Education.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 665, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2004.)

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