Website Help: California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Help for This Website

Tools/Contacts | Recommended Browsers | Translation Service | Document Viewers | Categories | Printing | Search Tips


Recommended Web Browsers

For best viewing, you are strongly encouraged to upgrade to the most current version of your web browsers' software. Below is a list of widely-used web browsing software and links to download them at no cost to you.

Translation Service

The CalRecycle website can be translated into many different languages using Google™ Translate, a third party service that provides automated computer translations of web pages. We offer this service as a convenience for our customers, but because this translation service is provided by Google and not by CalRecycle, we cannot attest to the accuracy and completeness of the translation or the availability and timeliness of the service.

While Google's translation service uses state-of-the-art technology, it does so without the intervention of human translators. Thus, the translations provided as part of this conditional service are only an approximation of the website's original content. The content of this site originated in English (with the exception of a few pages that have been manually translated into Spanish). If there are differences between the English content and its translation, the English content is always the most accurate. By choosing a language from the Google Translate menu, the user accepts the legal implications of any shortcomings or differences in the translation. Additionally, some portions of the website may not be translated at all, including but not limited to video content, graphics, and photos. In addition, some applications and/or services may not work as expected when translated.

If CalRecycle has been unable to provide information or services to you because of language (limited-English proficiency) or other communication difficulties, additional language or communication resources may be available to assist you. Please complete the Language Access Complaint Form (CalRecycle 38) below and email it to

Document Viewers

This site includes downloadable documents in the formats listed below. Links to free viewing software for these formats are included for your convenience.

CalRecycle Categories

CalRecycle has developed a set of categories to consistently index/categorize its information resources where practical. The categories are primarily used to enhance CalRecycle's Internet search engine and site index by providing "Best Bets" links to important CalRecycle information resources. This is accomplished by applying the categories to various CalRecycle information resources, including CalRecycle publications, and calendar listings. For more information, contact the CalRecycle Webmaster.


CalRecycle (and all other California State agencies) is in the process of converting its pages to updated templates using the latest web technologies meeting accessibility standards. Those pages that have been converted use a special style sheet for printing, which removes the navigation pieces at the top and sides and prints only the "content." This saves paper and ink by removing content not specific to the individual page being printed. To print a page as it appears on screen, you will need to use "print screen" or a screen capture program.

Last updated: April 7, 2017
CalRecycle Webmaster: (916) 341-6141