A coalition of waste industry groups and environmentalists are urging Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign AB 737, a bill that would mandate commercial recycling statewide for businesses and multifamily dwelling. It is expected that the law would supersede a related greenhouse gas regulation under consideration at the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
AB 737 by Assembly Member Chesbro would give enforcement authority over to CalRecycle, California's waste department, instead of CARB, which is seeking to regulate commercial recycling through its global warming regulatory authority, given to it by law AB 32. The benefit to this is that CalRecycle has greater waste and recycling expertise.