Solid Waste Collection Vehicle Rule

This page last reviewed September 21, 2018


California's solid waste collection vehicle rule was passed in September 2003 to reduce the harmful health impacts of exhaust from diesel-fueled waste collection trucks. The solid waste collection vehicle regulation (SWCV) will reduce cancer-causing particulate matter and smog-forming nitrogen oxide emissions from these trucks by requiring owners to use ARB verified control technology that best reduces emissions, following a phased-in schedule from 2004 through 2010.

Basic Explanation of the SWCV Rule

Are you a waste hauler? If you wish to receive notices regarding the California Air Resources Board Solid Waste Collection Vehicle Rule, sign-up to the SWCV listserve

What's New:

Public Workshop to Discuss Proposed Amendments to the Solid Waste Collection Vehicle Regulation
(August 29, 2018)
  • Mail-Out MSC 18-17 provides information on public workshops being held in September to discuss proposed amendments to the Solid Waste Collection Vehicle (SWCV) regulation including phase-in requirements for single-engine heavy cranes.

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