Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2014

Integrated Waste Management Fee Law

Public Resources Code

Part 1. Integrated Waste Management

Chapter 2. Definitions

Section 40196

40196. "Source reduction." "Source reduction" means any action which causes a net reduction in the generation of solid waste. "Source reduction" includes, but is not limited to, reducing the use of nonrecyclable materials, replacing disposable materials and products with reusable materials and products, reducing packaging, reducing the amount of yard wastes generated, establishing garbage rate structures with incentives to reduce the amount of wastes that generators produce, and increasing the efficiency of the use of paper, cardboard, glass, metal, plastic, and other materials. "Source reduction" does not include steps taken after the material becomes solid waste or actions which would impact air or water resources in lieu of land, including, but not limited to, transformation.