California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Recycled Product Manufacturers

Business Funding Opportunities

If you are interested in starting a recycling-related business in California or interested in receiving funding for a specific recycling-related project, there are several options available. Listed below are several funding opportunities that have come to our attention. CalRecycle also awards grants each year to businesses, nonprofit organizations and government organizations such as schools, cities and counties within California.

Alameda County Waste Management Authority
777 Davis Street, Suite 100
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 614-1699
(510) 614-1698 (fax

Grants available to public agencies, nonprofit organizations, private businesses and educational institutions in Alameda County interested in projects that promote source reduction, recycling and the development, marketing and use of recycled content.

Environmental Protection Agency Region IX
Jobs Through Recycling Grant Program
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-3901
Contact: Kathy Kaplan
(415) 744-2105

he goal of the JTR program is the fostering of recycling/reuse businesses that increase the use of recyclable or reusable materials and contribute to economic development and job creation.

Environmental Protection Agency Region IX
Pollution Prevention Incentives for States Grants
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-3901
Contact: Leif Magnuson
(415) 744-2153

The PPIS supports state, tribal, territory and regional programs that address the reduction or elimination of pollution across all environmental media: air, land and water.

Environmental Protection Agency Region IX
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-3901
(415) 744-1500

Funding Sources for Solid Waste Projects in EPA Region 9 - November 1995 is an EPA publication with categories in education, pollution prevention, recycling, solid waste management planning and general environmental programs.

National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR)
3770 Nations Bank Corporate Center
100 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Contact: Mike Schedler
(704) 358-8882
(704) 358-8769 (FAX)

Grants up to $30,000 are available to companies attempting to commercialize a technology or product that would open new markets for recycled PET bottles.

Office of Economic Adjustment
Department of Defense
400 Army Navy Drive, Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22202
Contact: Sue Traylor
(703) 604-5676

Defense Economic Adjustment Planning Programs are discretionary grants which provides funds to state, local and tribal governments, public agencies and nonprofits who will be impacted by base closures.

Last updated: January 1, 2010
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