Local Recycling

AB 2953 is a new California recycling law signed by Governor Newsom. It requires cities and counties to have road specifications that allow for the use of recycled asphalt and concrete materials at or above the level in Caltrans specifications. The new law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2024. Specifically, it requires road specifications allow the following:

  • Up to 100% recycled concrete and asphalt on road base and sub-base.
  • Up to 25% reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in asphalt pavements.  
  • Use of cement replacements, such as fly ash, slag, and recycled concrete materials in concrete.


It applies to all cities and counties, except cities with less than 25,000 population and counties with less than 100,000 population, and where feasible and cost-effective. 


To learn more, contact Charley Rea and Tony Limas.

Presentations and Resources

AB 2953 Local Agencies Specification Requirements


AB 2953 San Diego County Compliance Overview