The Waste Hauler Franchise is regulated by Gardena Municipal Code Chapter 8.20 and the corresponding franchise agreement with a hauler. The waste hauler franchise gives a hauler the right and privilege: (1) to make arrangements for the collection of and to collect; (2) to transport to landfills, transformation facilities or other licensed solid waste management facilities; and/or (3) to recycle from collected solid waste and recyclable solid wastes all solid waste, including recyclable solid waste and green waste, kept, generated and/or accumulated within the City of Gardena. Any franchise is subject to all of the provisions and to any right held by any other solid waste enterprise, which may hold rights pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 49520. Franchisees are required to:

  • Cooperate with the City and or designated consultants in solid waste disposal characterization studies and waste stream audits and shall implement measures adequate to achieve the City’s source reduction, recycling and waste stream diversion goals for the solid waste stream.
  • Submit to the City information and reports necessary for the City to meet its reporting obligations imposed by AB 939 and/or other legislation, and the regulations implementing AB 939 and/or other legislation, with respect to the solid waste collected by operator in the City.
  • Submit an annual Source Reduction and Recycling Plan (SRRP) that is exclusive to the City. Each SRRP will be reviewed in detail to ensure that it meets the state-mandated requirements as established by AB 939 or other legislative requirements. The SRRP should examine in detail how the operator will accomplish these goals. The SRRP must include but is not limited to: (1) targeted materials including special wastes for source reduction, recycling and composting; (2) hazardous waste exclusion plan; (3) diversion methods; (4) reporting methodology; (5) contingency plans; and (6) methods for the handling of white goods including CFC removal, PCB removal and compliance with the requirements of Public Resources Code Sections 42160-42185.
  • Inspect solid waste put out for collection and reject solid waste observed to be contaminated with hazardous substances. The franchisee is also required to notify all agencies with jurisdiction, if appropriate, including the California Department of Toxic Substances Control and Local Emergency Response Providers and the National Response Center, of reportable quantities of hazardous waste, found or observed in commercial solid waste anywhere within the City. In addition to other required notifications, if the franchisee observes any substances which it or its employees reasonably believe or suspect to contain hazardous wastes unlawfully disposed of or released on any City property, including storm drains, streets or other public rights-of-way, operator will immediately notify the City Manager.
  • Maintain records showing the types and quantities, if any, of hazardous waste found in solid waste, which was inadvertently collected from solid waste service recipients within the City, but diverted from land filling.
  • The Franchisee is required to prepare and follow a C&D Waste Diversion Plan that identifies the activities conducted during the course of the construction and/or demolition project to assure conformance with the City’s requirement that 50% of regulated C&D Wastes must be diverted.