Where Do I Recycle...
In the News
- California lawmakers advance steeper goal to cut emissions (Associated Press)
- There’s a Bin for That: What I Learned About Recycling in Germany (Wall Street Journal)
- Waste Characterization Reports
CalRecycle has recently completed two major waste characterization studies: a Disposal-Facility-Based Study, which analyzes the material disposed in the state’s waste stream; and a Commercial Generator Study, which includes data on materials disposed and recycled from the state’s commercial sector. This information is critical for waste management planning--and for reaching our recycling and greenhouse gas reduction goals.
- What is Environmental Justice?
Find out how CalRecycle is working with local communities to help overcome challenging environmental burdens. Web content in English and Spanish, and can be translated to other languages as well!
- Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling
California businesses are required to start recycling their organic waste by April 1, 2016, depending on the amount of waste they generate each week. By 2016, local jurisdictions must have an organic waste recycling program in place for those businesses. See our Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling page and our Organics Materials Management page for more information.
- 2015 Wildfire Cleanups
CalRecycle crews are currently helping to coordinate cleanup and restoration work in the wake of the devastating Butte, Valley, Trinity County, and Rocky & Jerusalem wildfires. See our 2015 California Wildfires Cleanups page for information and updates.
- State of Recycling in California
- California's 75 Percent Initiative
California’s goal to recycle 75 percent of its solid waste is the subject of a new report that outlines key focus areas and strategies to help get us there.