California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Facility Information Toolbox (FacIT)

What is FacIT?

This webpage provides an overview of the CalRecycle Facility Information Toolbox (FacIT). See other web pages for more details on specific features.


FacIT is a set of information tools on CalRecycle’s website that provides:

  • A searchable database of information on California disposal and recycling facilities:
    • Facility data is searchable by facility name, county, region, and zip code or by an activity or material type. The facilities are visibly displayed on a map and the data is accessible by choosing the map symbol.
    • Data about each facility includes contacts, activities, the types of materials inputs or outputs, capacity and other useful facts.
  • Scenarios produced by the Capacity Projection Model that:
    • Estimates future needs for new recycling and waste management facilities in California. Model outputs include projected waste disposal from 2010 through 2025 by county, region, and statewide.
    • Identifies facility gaps by comparing projected facility capacity with projected material flows.
  • Instructions for facility operators who want to add new sites or edit existing site information to the facility inventory in FacIT.


The main goals of the Facility Information Toolbox are to:

  • Enhance and expand CalRecycle’s existing information base about California’s solid waste management and recycling facilities to better satisfy stakeholder needs.
  • Provide easy public access to reliable data on individual waste management and recycling facilities and summary statistics about the status of the current infrastructure system.
  • Help stakeholders plan for future growth by projecting infrastructure demand, capacity and potential disposal growth.
  • Involve facility operators and other stakeholders in maintaining a high level of completeness and accuracy for the infrastructure inventory data through a process of periodic updates.

The Purpose of FacIT

FacIT provides generalized information to assist local, regional and state government planning efforts

  • FacIT yields high-level information that is not suited for supporting detailed development or financial decisions.
  • FacIT results should always be cross checked with local sources and other experts or further investigated before use.
  • While the FacIT project goal is to provide as complete and accurate database as possible, some inconsistencies and data gaps will occur.
Last updated: November 26, 2012
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