California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Grow Your Business: Financial and Market Development Assistance

CalRecycle promotes the job creation, waste reduction and greenhouse gas reduction benefits of recycling by offering financial and technical assistance to help recycled-content manufacturers, organics (composting, anaerobic digestion, etc.) and reuse/recycling-based businesses develop and prosper in California. Related assistance ranges from locating manufacturing materials--feedstock and providing permitting referral to running demographic, waste stream and economic analytics by geographical area and product marketing through RecycleStore. These services are provided in concert with related business assistance programs offered by other state agencies and organizations.

CalRecycle staff assist reuse- and recycling-based businesses directly. Contact the CalRecycle staff and local recycling coordinator for your city or county.


General Funding and Assistance

  • CalRecycle Grants and Loans
  • California Business Portal: Provides access to a variety of incentive programs to encourage business development in California, such as California Competes, New Employment Credit, Employment Training Panel, CAEATFA Full Sales and Use Tax Exclusion, Manufacturing and R&D Partial Sales and Tax Exemption, Industrial Development Bonds, California Energy Commission: Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology Program, and resources for start-ups and support for small businesses. These and other business resources are available in the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development’s (GO-Biz) California Investment Guide.

Targeted Funding



Market Development Assistance


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Last updated: January 12, 2018
Business Assistance,
Local Assistance & Market Development, (916) 341-6199