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In Focus

  • SB 1383 Implementation

    In September 2016, Governor Brown signed SB 1383, establishing targets to achieve a 50 percent reduction in disposed organic waste by 2020 and a 75 percent reduction by 2025. Learn more on our Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) webpage and join our SLCP Listserv.

  • California Climate Investments

    California Climate Investments is a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment--particularly in disadvantaged communities. See our Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant and Loan Programs webpage for more information.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • State of Recycling in California

    As California pursues its statewide goal of 75 percent recycling, composting and source reduction, check out where we stand today in recycling and disposal of our discards.

  • California's 75 Percent Initiative

    California’s goal to recycle 75 percent of its solid waste is the subject of a report that outlines key focus areas and strategies to help get us there.