SB 515 (Corbett): Recycling: Product Stewardship: Batteries: Universal Waste Management Facilities
Author: Ellen Corbett (D- 10th District)
CHI Position: OPPOSE
Summary: (1) The California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, administered by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, requires retailers of rechargeable batteries to have in place a system for the acceptance and collection of rechargeable batteries.
(2) Existing law requires the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to exercise enforcement and regulatory authority with regard to the hazardous waste accepted at a facility that accepts both hazardous waste and other solid waste.
This bill would require DTSC, upon the request of an applicant for a project to construct, expand, or retrofit a solid waste facility to process, collect, or recycle a universal waste, as defined, to appoint an administrative liaison to serve as the applicant’s single point of contact, and to provide other information and assistance.