Public Meeting Notice: July 15, 2020 - Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling

Event Information

7/15/2020 8:30AM

7/15/2020 12:30PM

Remote webcast

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1. 8:30 am (5 min) Call to Order, Roll Call, and Establishment of Quorum

Formal proceedings to bring Commission to order

2. 8:35 am (10 min) Public Comment Review - Items Not on the Agenda

At this time, any member of the public may address the Commission on matters not listed on this agenda. Participants are encouraged to reserve their comments for regular matters listed on this agenda for the time the item is considered by the Commission. Please note that no discussion or action may be taken on any item that is not listed on the agenda.

3. 8:45 am (10 min) Review and Potential Approval of Meeting Notes

The Commission will review and potentially approve meeting notes from June 24, 2020.

4. 8:55 am (20 min) Potential Review and Approval of Changes to Charter

The Commission may review and revise the Charter, including potential approval of changes.

5. 9:15 am (45 min) Formation of Committees

The Commission may discuss and create Committees and define roles and responsibilities.

10 am – Break for 5 minutes

6. 10:05 am (30 min.) Definition of recyclable and compostable – Evan Johnson, Senior Environmental Scientist

Presentation from CalRecycle’s Senate Bill 1335 (Allen, Chapter 610, Statutes of 2018) Rulemaking Team. Commissioners may discuss the definition of recyclable and compostable.

7. 10:35 am (30 min.) Public Education Campaign – Christina Files, Information Officer and Maria West, Communications Director

CalRecycle’s Office of Public Affairs will provide the Commission with an update of the planning and research phase and expected timeline the public education campaign. More information on the campaign can be found on CalRecycle’s website at

8. 11:05 am (30 min) Review and Discussion of  Pending and Proposed Legislation.  Relating To Commission’s Mandate Under Public Resources Code Section 42005.5.

Commissioners may discuss current bills related to recycling and waste management. A description of the legislation to be considered will be provided before the meeting

11:35 am – Break for 5 minutes

9. 11: 40 am (20 min.) Discussion of Scheduling and Process for Reporting to the Legislature

The Commission will discuss the frequency and extent of policy recommendation reporting to the Legislature.

10. 12:00 (20 min.) Agenda Items for Future Meetings

Discussion on future agenda items, including extending an invitation to producers and brand owners for input and clarifying all the means to access the Commission proceedings and provide public comment including discussing that the public can reach all Commissioner’s through (listserv, website, videos, emails, etc.).

11. Meeting Summary and Closing (10 min)

Closing remarks and summary of goals achieved during the first meeting.


For further information about this meeting, please contact Audrey Vorametsanti at, (916) 323-0034, or 801 K Street, Mailstop 17-01, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Meeting Information:

Discussion and action may be taken on any item on the Commission meeting agenda. This notice and agenda, and any available meeting minutes and materials, can be found on the Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling webpage. The time and order of agenda items are approximate and subject to change at the discretion of CalRecycle and the Commission Chair to facilitate the effective transaction of business.

Under Government Code section 11123(a), all meetings of a state body are open and public, and all persons are permitted to attend any meeting of a state body, except as otherwise provided in that article.

Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20, certain provisions of the Bagley Keene Open Meeting Act are suspended due to a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consistent with the Executive Order, this Commission meeting will be conducted by teleconference only. None of the locations from which Commissioners will participate will be open to the public. The public may observe the meeting via live webcast online by accessing the meeting link at Public Meeting Live Webcasts.

Members of the public who wish to comment during the meeting may do so using the Commission’s public participation portal found at Public Comment Portal. When using the Public Comment Portal, please select “Workshop” from the initial drop-down menu. During the live webcast, CalRecycle or the Commission will read aloud public comments. CalRecycle or the Commission Chair, at their discretion, may apportion available time among those who wish to have their comments read aloud during the meeting.

Persons who, due to a disability, need assistance in order to participate in this meeting should, prior to the meeting, contact Audrey Vorametsanti at (916) 323-0034 (voice), (e-mail). TTY/TDD and Speech-to-Speech users may dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service to submit comments on an agenda item or to request special accommodations for persons with disabilities.

Workshop: CalRecycle