California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Recycling Market Development Zones (RMDZ)

Revolving Loan Program

Program News...
  • Available Funds: $2,945,000 as of May 8, 2017.
  • It is anticipated that $7,945,000 will be available in Fiscal Year 2017-18, subject to approval of the new state budget.
  • Interest Rate: 4.0%

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.

The RMDZ Loan Program assists local jurisdictions in achieving or assuring continued compliance with several mandates:

The RMDZ Loan Program statutes are located in Public Resources Code section 42010-42024. The regulations are located in the California Code of Regulations Article 1.1 and Article 1.2. The RMDZ General Criteria was effective on September 16, 2008 and Project Eligibility Criteria was effective on March 8, 2012.

Cycle-Specific Information

Current Cycle

Loan Recipients

Learn more about loans that have been awarded.

  • 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 business name, zone, county, product category, feedstock category, loan type, and/or year.


Last updated: May 12, 2017
Recycling Market Development Zone Program:
Zone Assistance: Regional Zone Contacts or, (916) 341-6199