California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Diversion Study Guide, Appendix C

Cover Letter for Recycling Form

Use your internet browser to copy the text of this letter (in between the horizontal lines), then paste it onto your jurisdiction's letterhead and make insertions/edits as needed.  Insertions are necessary anywhere in this document you see green type.

Jurisdiction/contractor letterhead


Dear (Jurisdiction Name––e.g., City of Sacramento) Area Recycler:

As you are aware, the (jurisdiction name) is under State mandate to comply with the waste diversion goals of the California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989. We appreciate your firm’s efforts to help the (city/county) meet the 50 percent diversion requirement.

The (jurisdiction name) is in the process of compiling an annual report to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). This report must provide solid waste disposal and diversion tonnage for the year ____.

The (city/county) is requesting diversion tonnage for your firm’s operations in the (jurisdiction name) for the year of ____.  Please provide recycling tonnage for all recyclable materials accepted by your firm, originating from the (jurisdiction name), by material type (on the attached form). Please subtract out tonnage of recyclables that were disposed. Please include all recycled tonnage, including materials collected by your firm, brought to your facility by another firm, and brought by walk-in customers. This information will be kept confidential. To verify the (jurisdiction name)’s request for this information, you may contact (jurisdiction representative’s name) of the city’s/county’s (department), at (phone number).

The (jurisdiction name) is submitting its annual report to the CalRecycle within the next 30 to 40 days and must have your information by (due date; be specific). You may use the attached form or submit the information in your own format.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!


(Signature Block)

P.S. If you need to contact me, I can be reached by phone at (telephone #) or by fax at (fax #).

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