California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Recycling Market Development Zones (RMDZ)

Revolving Loan Program

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a Recycling Market Development Zone Loan Program to encourage California-based recycling businesses located within California to site new manufacturing facilities and expand existing operations. This program provides low-interest loans for the purchase of equipment and other relevant business costs. The intent of the Recycling Market Development Zone Loan Program is to help California manufacturers increase their processing capabilities and create additional markets for recycled-content products.


Eligible applicants are businesses with manufacturing and processing facilities in California that produce recycled-content materials and products.

Application Documents and Forms

Contact Information

To learn more about the RMDZ program, please provide your information via this form or contact your local Zone Administrator, or CalRecycle’s Zone Liaison for that area (see map). General information can also be obtained by calling (916) 341-6199 or emailing

Past Loan Awards

Learn more about loans that have been awarded by the RMDZ program since 1993.

  • Loan Award Information: Charts displaying data on number of loans awarded, amounts, and how funds were used.
  • Loan Recipient Search: Search for loan recipients by zone, county, product category, feedstock category, and/or year.
Last updated: October 29, 2014
Recycling Market Development Zone Program:
Zone Assistance: Regional Zone Contacts or, (916) 341-6199