In the News
- Saving leftovers from the landfill (UT San Diego, Feb 23, 2015)
- Most Americans see combating climate change as a moral duty (Reuters, Feb 27, 2015)
- State to Receive $1.8 Million Settlement in Beverage Container Recycling Fraud Case (CalRecycle, Feb 12, 2015)
- CalRecycle Awards Grants to Restore Rural Properties (CalRecycle, Feb 3, 2015)
- 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 for more information.
- Climate Change
Strengthening recycling’s role in the fight against climate change, CalRecycle is supporting projects through its newly established greenhouse gas reduction grants. In all, $19.5 million has been earmarked for construction of new facilities, expansion of existing facilities, and equipment upgrades to process greater amounts of recycled materials. For more information, see our Organics Grants Program page.
- Boles Fire Cleanup
Last September a wildfire swept through the city of Weed, a rural community of 3,000 in Siskiyou County. CalRecycle provided disaster recovery assistance by leading the cleanup of 134 sites. Approximately 30,000 tons of material were ultimately removed, including 21,000 tons of debris, ash, and soil; more than 8,000 tons of concrete; and 485 tons of metal. See our Boles Fire Cleanup page for details as well as our video of the cleanup efforts.
and the Environment Initiative
CalRecycle is helping to secure our recycling future by strengthening environmental awareness in the classroom. Learn more about the California Education and the Environment Initiative!
- Top 10 Tips to Cut Your Waste Down to Size
- California's 75 Percent Initiative
California’s new goal--recycle 75 percent of our solid waste by 2020. Join us!