California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Data Central

This portal provides quick access to a variety of CalRecycle and other data sources and tools relating to California's solid waste stream, waste disposal and recycling facility infrastructure, materials flow, recycling, and much more. In addition to the resources accessed in the links below, don't forget about the other tools available to help you find useful information, for example the Site Index and the Database Directory.

Materials: This section provides a portal to statewide disposal data and amounts. It also covers waste characterization, alternative daily cover (ADC), and general information on material types for each local jurisdiction or county.


Facilities & Recycling Businesses: This section provides a portal to specifics on solid waste facilities, used oil collection sites, electronic waste and recycling centers located near your home or business as well as within your communities, cities, and counties.


Grants & Loans: This section provides a portal to specifics on grants and loans given by CalRecycle.


Measuring Progress: This section provides a portal to rates and trends, State agency data, enforcement, beverage container recycling, and Awards Programs.


Contacts: This section provides a portal to CalRecycle contacts, along with county, legislative, and other local contacts.


Demographics & Maps: This section provides a portal to data for population, California Labor and Employment, and US Census facts. You will also find CalRecycle maps, along with EPA Envirofacts, GeoTracker, and US EPA MyEnvironment links.

Last updated: November 26, 2014
Data Central:
Contact: (916) 341-6434