§ 5055. Cannabis Waste Management
(a) A licensee may not sell cannabis waste.
(b) Licensees shall comply with all applicable waste management laws including, but not limited
to, Division 30 of the Public Resources Code.
(c) A licensee shall dispose of cannabis waste in a secured waste receptacle or in a secured area
on the licensed premises. For the purposes of this section, “secure waste receptacle” or “secured
area” means that physical access to the receptacle or area is restricted to the licensee and its
employees and the local agency, or waste hauler franchised or contracted by a local agency.
Public access to the designated receptacle or area is prohibited. (d) If a licensee is composting cannabis waste on the licensed premises, a licensee shall do so in
compliance with title 14, California Code of Regulations, chapter 3.1 (commencing
with Section 17850).
(e) If a local agency, or waste hauler permitted by a local agency, is being used to
collect and process cannabis waste, a licensee shall do all the following:
(1) Provide the Bureau with the following information for the local agency, or waste hauler
franchised or contracted by a local agency, who will collect and process the licensee’s cannabis
(A) Name of local agency providing waste hauling services, if applicable;
(B) Company name of the local agency franchised or contracted or permitted waste hauler, if
(C) Company business address; and
(D) Name of the primary contact person at the company and contact person’s phone number.
(2) Obtain documentation from the entity hauling the waste that indicates the date and time of
each collection of cannabis waste at the licensed premises; and
(3) Obtain a copy of the certified weight ticket or other documentation prepared by the entity
hauling the waste confirming receipt of the cannabis waste at one, or more, of the following solid
(A) A manned, fully permitted solid waste landfill or transformation facility;
(B) A manned, fully permitted composting facility or manned composting operation;
(C) A manned, fully permitted in-vessel digestion facility or manned in-vessel digestion
(D) A manned, fully permitted transfer/processing facility or manned transfer/processing
(E) A manned, fully permitted chip and grind facility or manned chip and grind operation.
(f) If a licensee is self-hauling cannabis waste to one, or more, of the solid waste facilities in
subsection (e)(3) of this section, a licensee shall obtain for each delivery of cannabis waste by
the licensee a copy of a certified weight ticket or receipt documenting delivery from the solid
waste facility. Only the licensee or its employees may transport self-hauled cannabis waste.
Authority: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26013 and
26070, Business and Professions Code.