California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

LEA Equipment Loan Program

Shipping and Receiving Instruments

CalRecycle staff has made shipping and receiving instruments convenient for LEAs. Equipment will either be shipped directly or the LEA can arrange to pick it up. Take a moment to read and understand the following procedures.


  • Inspect package for external damage, and then open carefully so that shipping materials can be reused.
  • Inspect contents against the content list to make sure everything is there. Check identification numbers carefully to ensure that numbers match (case & instrument). If the carrying case/shipping case is damaged or missing components, immediately notify both the carrier and the LEA Equipment Loan Program Coordinator to begin the claim procedure.
  • Contact the Program when the shipment has been received and inspected so that it can be logged.
  • Save original shipping container in a safe place-you’ll need it to return the equipment to CalRecycle.
  • Check out each instrument's functioning prior to using. Training videos are available for some equipment or the LEA Equipment Loan Program can answer questions

Shipping to CalRecycle

  • Inspect items to be shipped to ensure that shipment is complete. Be sure to use the correct shipping materials.
  • Select a Carrier-Either UPS, Federal Express or other private carrier may be used.
  • Provide insurance: The LEA is responsible for each instrument/equipment that it ships to CalRecycle.

For purposes of obtaining insurance, please check with the LEA Equipment Loan Program to approximate cost of replacing the instrument/equipment. Maintenance of a shipping log with all receipts is recommended in case of loss or theft while in transit. Pack instrument/equipment carefully in original shipping materials and ship to:

Attn: LEA Equipment Loan--Marc Arico
1001 I Street, MS 10A-15
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 341-6394

Equipment Loan Home

Last updated: July 21, 2010
LEA Equipment Loan Program,
Marc Arico: (916) 341-6394