On Wednesday, September 28th, Governor Newsom signed RCRC-sponsored Assembly Bill 2481 (Smith, R-Hesperia).  AB 2481 reduces administrative and financial burdens on local governments that administer household hazardous waste collection facilities (HHWCFs), provides flexibility for operation of local HHWCFs, and facilitates proper disposal of hazardous waste.   

This bill provides more flexibility for local governments, residents, and small businesses to properly dispose of hazardous wastes, including allowing friends and family members to take HHW to a HHWCF (provided there is no compensation) when death, illness, or disability precludes a member of the household from doing so.  AB 2481 also simplifies the process for local governments to transport abandoned hazardous wastes to a HHWCF for proper disposal.  Finally, AB 2481 reduces some of the administrative red tape and unnecessary fees related to transporting hazardous waste from one local government HHWCF to another.   

RCRC’s letter sponsoring the bill can be found here.

For more information, contact RCRC Policy Advocate John Kennedy.