AB 2640 (Huffman, 2007-08) Compostable Organics Management

This bill is intended to promote the highest and best use of organic materials in California.

Position and Status. 
CAW Supports. AB 2640 was held in the Senate Appropriations Committee, but was later incorporated into AB 1390. Previously, the bill passed out of Sen. E.Q. committee June 23 with a 4-3 vote. Prior to that, the bill passed off the Assembly Floor May 28, passed out of Assembly Appropriations May 22, and passed out of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on April 14th with a 5-3 vote.

AB 2640 would help expand the state’s composting infrastructure by providing grants for facility operators to overcome regulatory barriers. The money for these grants would be generated through a fee on the use of green materials as landfill cover, a practice that has significant environmental impacts.

CAW Staff Contacts.
Scott Smithline (916) 443-5422

Current Actions.

No current actions for this bill.

Assembly Member Jared Huffman
State Capitol, Room 4139
Sacramento, CA 95814


Californians Against Waste
California Association of Professional Scientists
California Compost Coalition
California Refuse Removal Council
California Resource Recovery Association
City of Azusa
City of Oakland
GW Green Waste
Marin Sanitary Service
Mojave Desert and Mountain Recycling
Norcal Waste Systems, Inc.
Northern California Recycling Association
Rethink Waste (South Bayside Waste Management Authority)
Sonoma Compost Co., LLC
StopWaste.Org (Alameda County Waste Management Authority)
Waste Management
Z-Best Products
Zanker Road Resource Management

Athens Services
City of Alhambra
City of Artesia
City of Desert Hot Springs
City of El Segundo
City of Pomona
City of West Covina
Consolidated Disposal Services
CR&R Incorporated
Desert Valley Disposal, Inc.
Inland Empire Disposal Association
Lassen Regional Solid Waste Management Authority
Palm Springs Disposal Services
Rainbow Disposal Co., Inc.
Regional County of Rural Counties
Republic Services
Richmond Sanitary Service
San Gabriel Valley County of Governments
Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
Solid Waste Association of North America
Solid Waste Association of Orange County
Taormina Industries
Varner Bros., Inc.

Current Language, Analyses and votes.