Be Compliant with State Law
According to State Regulation, it is the responsibility of the operator to identify their waste streams as waste/cannabis waste/hazardous waste and follow all applicable rules and regulations for proper disposal [Title 16 CCR, Division 42 “BCC”; Title 17 CCR, Division 1 “CDPH”; Title 3 CCR, Division 8 “Cal-Cannabis / CDFA”; PRC, Division 30 “Waste Management”; Title 40 CFR, Part 239-282].
Partner with a Licensed Waste Service
If not managed onsite, operators must demonstrate that all waste is properly handled by a licensed and permitted cannabis waste service provider [BCC, §5054; CDPH, §40290; CDFA, §8308]
Mitigate Waste Odor
All cannabis waste must be properly disposed of. It is the obligation of the operator to mitigate potential sources of odor [BCC §5054 (c); CDPH §40290 (b); CDFA §8308 (e)].
Store Cannabis Goods
Cannabis goods intended for disposal shall remain on the licensed premises until rendered into cannabis waste. [§ 5054 BCC CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS (CCR) TITLE 16, DIVISION 42 (c)]
Submit a Waste Management Plan
It is a requirement of all operators obtaining a State license to submit a Waste Management Plan that clearly illustrates compliant waste handling and disposal procedures per local and State law [BCC §5054 (a)(b); CDPH §40290 (a); CDFA §8108].
Secure Waste on Licensed Premises
The State requires all cannabis waste to be stored in a secured area on the licensed premises, preventing the public for harm [BCC §5054 (e); CDPH §40290 (b); CDFA §8308 (d)].
Render Cannabis Byproduct Unusable
All cannabis byproduct must be properly rendered “unusable and unrecognizable” prior to leaving the licensed premises [BCC §5054 (d); CDPH §40290 (c); CDFA §8308 (g)]
Track and Trace Waste
All cannabis waste must be tracked and traced, illustrating that the cannabis product has been rendered “unusable and unrecognizable” and deposited at a licensed compost/landfill/solid waste facility [BCC” §5049 (a)(6) & §5054 (f) & §5314 (a)(3); CDPH” §40290 (d); CDFA §8308 (i)(j)(k) & §8402].