Waste Management

Californians generate roughly 93 million tons of waste each year while state and local agencies face increasing challenges relating to the efficient transport, recycling and disposal of waste. Our attorneys advise both public and private entities in the permitting and expansion of municipal solid waste and hazardous waste landfills, transfer stations and material recovery facilities. We have experience assisting lead agencies and project proponents in protecting health, safety and the environment through compliance with CEQA, the Integrated Waste Management Act (AB 939), the Tanner Act and the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act. Our attorneys also have been involved in bioreactor, landfill gas to energy, and other projects proposed to include emerging technologies in response to the problem of climate change and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.