Directories and Databases
The following listing provides descriptions and links for users to access data maintained by CalRecycle on a wide variety of topics.
You may also be interested in Data Central,
a web portal that 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
The State of California also maintains a site that links to databases and directories from other State agencies.
Electronic Waste Payment Information System (CEWIS)
This system allows approved Collectors and Recyclers in the Covered Electronic Waste Payment System to submit their annual net costs reports. System participants who would like to identify business partners or to verify approval status of participants should access the directory of Approved Collectors and Recyclers of Covered Electronic Waste. General public information about reuse and recycling opportunities for unwanted electronic products can be found in the Electronic Product Management Directory.
Contact: Andrew Hurst
DoRIIS (Division of Recycling Integrated Information System)
This database provides information about the Beverage Container Recycling Program to recyclers, dealers, grantees, beverage manufacturers and distributors, curbside programs, processors, volunteer organizations, and external stakeholders.
Electronic Waste Payment System Participant
Information on the approved participants in California's covered electronic waste (CEW) recovery and recycling payment system. This information is primarily used by CEW collectors and recyclers in the system to identify business partners or to verify approval status. General public information about reuse and recycling opportunities for unwanted electronic products can be found in the Electronic Product Management Directory.
Contact: Andrew Hurst
Provides a listing of upcoming and past events that CalRecycle is hosting or involved with. Users can link to additional detail about the event, as well as to subsets of the calendar organized by topic.
Contact: Public Affairs Office
Facility Information Toolbox (FacIT)
The Facility Information Toolbox (FacIT) is a facility inventory of California's solid waste handling, recycling, and market infrastructure, and a capacity projection model. Users can search for facilities that handle specific materials including plastics, construction and deomolition (C&D) debris, sharps, and medications.
Grant Management System (GMS)
Interested parties can apply for grants on line. The public can search for all grants awarded since the 1990/91 fiscal year by county or statewide. Grantees can use the system to submit payment request and required reports.
Contact: Vicki Hanson
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Annual Report
Public agencies responsible for household hazardous waste (HHW) management can complete their annual reporting (Form 303) requirement on line, which also fulfills their countywide integrated waste management plan, HHW element reporting requirements.
Contact: Burke Lucy
LoGIC (Local Government Information System)
LoGIC is designed to help California cities and counties easily submit, find, and manage their solid waste disposal and diversion data. It includes disposal reporting (DRS), annual reporting (EAR), and diversion program modules. Additional tools are being added.
Contact: Peter Staklis
Local Government Disposal and
This page links to several data sources (with most data coming from LoGIC--see above) providing information about disposal and diversion at the local level.
Contact: Peter Staklis
Local Government Contacts Directory
Users can search by jurisdiction name or county to find various contacts for the jurisdiction as well as the CalRecycle local assistance contact for that jurisdiction.
Contact: Kim Oakley
Oil Payment Program
This system allows local governments to apply for used oil payment program funding on line, as well as submit their required annual reports on line.
Contacts: Marissa Cota (Applications), Baljot Biring (Annual Reports)
Recycled-Content Products Directory
This directory has information on RCPs as well as manufacturers, distributors, reprocessors, mills, and converters who procure or produce these products or the recycled materials needed to make them. Searches of the over 10,000 materials, products, and businesses can be limited by product type, location, and percentage of recycled content. State agencies can search for items that meet their RCP purchasing requirements.
Contact: Katie Garrison
Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) Program Reports
Use the RMDZ database to search for businesses that receive or qualify for RMDZ assistance. Both loan and non-loan companies can be searched by RMDZ, city, county, feedstock, end product, and/or business name, and more.
Contact: James La Tanner
RMDZ Zone Information Reporting
ZIRS allows zone administrators to easily input, find, manage, and submit their zone activities plans, request for incentives, documents, annual reports, and business contact data.
Contact: Krysty Emery
SABRC (State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign) Annual Report
This system allows authorized representative of State agencies to submit their annual recycloed product purchasing reports online.
Contact: Katie Garrison
State Agency Reporting Center (SARC)
This system allows state agencies and large facilities to submit their annual reports to CalRecycle summarizing yearly progress in meeting the 50 percent waste diversion mandate.
Contact: Paulina Lawrence
SWIS (Solid Waste Information
System): California Waste Facilities, Sites, and Operations Database
Users can search and sort all records in the SWIS database using a variety of criteria, including county, SWIS number, facility type and regulatory status. Detailed information on each site includes location, operator, owner, activities, and waste types.
Contact: Cody Oquendo
Waste Characterization Database
Database can be used to estimate the characteristics of the commercial sector and residential sector disposed waste streams for any city in California, and determine which business groupings contribute the most material to the waste stream. Additional pages contain general information such as waste disposal rates for business types and specific waste compositions for certain business types. Also included are single-family and multifamily waste compositions and disposal rates.
Contact: Nancy Carr
WRAP (Waste Reduction Awards Program)
Users can search listings of all WRAP winners since 1993. Searches can be limited by year, county, or business type. Some listings provide an expanded description or the WRAP participant's activities.
Contact: Cindi Rumenapp
WebPass is used to grant authorization for external stakeholders (including other State agencies) to CalRecycle applications. A user needs only one WebPass account (user name and password) for any applications they are authorized to use. Users may create a WebPass, get a password reminder, change their password, and manage their account at this site. Authorization to the various applications must be given by CalRecycle staff.
Contact: CalRecycle Webmaster