LOS ANGELES COUNTY
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE/
INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT TASK FORCE
In July 1990, pursuant to Public Resources Code, Section 40000 et seq., Title 14 and 18 of the California Code of Regulation, Chapter 3.67 of the Los Angeles County Code,
and following the approval of a majority of the cities with a majority of the cities' population within the County of Los Angeles
and the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, the Los Angeles County Integrated Waste Management Task Force was created from the previous Solid Waste Management Committee.
The Task Force was formed to address the many growing and multi-faceted issues surrounding solid waste management in the County of Los Angeles, and is comprised of representatives of stakeholders in solid waste management issues from all corners of the County,
including the County of Los Angeles, the City of Los Angeles, the City of Long Beach, the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, South Coast Air Quality Management District, the League of California Cities, Greater Los Angeles Solid Waste Management Association, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, as well as the general public, the business sector, and environmental organizations.
The Task Force strives to take an integrated approach to addressing waste management issues while balancing the concerns of local waste management and recycling industries, municipalities, and the citizens of all 88 cities and unincorporated communities within the County.
The Task Force is responsible for the review of each city's Source Reduction and Recycling Element (SRRE) and Non-Disposal Facility Element (NDFE), along with review of all Findings of Conformance (FOC) with the County Integrated Waste Management Plan (CIWMP) for all solid waste facilities that wish to operate within the County of Los Angeles.
A Finding of Conformance is issued to all Solid Waste Facilities that began operation or modified their operation since the adoption of the CIWMP if the Task Force determines that those changes are consistent with the Plan.
There are three subcommittees of the Integrated Waste Management Task Force:
If you would like to learn more about the Los Angeles County Integrated Waste Management Task Force, please come to one of our meetings or send us an e-mail.