California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Recycling Market Development Zones

Recycling Coordinators

Meet Your Waste Diversion Goals by Using RMDZ Program Incentives

Between 1994 and 2000, RMDZ manufacturers diverted over 20 million tons of waste from California landfills. By offering incentives such an attractive loan program and technical assistance, the RMDZ program encourages businesses to divert materials from landfills and to use them in the manufacturing of products.

It’s an innovative way to encourage manufacturers to move to certain "zones" in California. And, not only does this program divert waste, but studies have concluded that recycling creates jobs and tax revenue. Whether it’s glass, plastic, newsprint, tires, agricultural residue, wood/yard waste, etc. that your jurisdiction has an abundance of, there may be a company that can use it.

That’s what this program is about--partnering the generator with a manufacturer, not the landfill.

For more information, search for a Recycling Market Development Zone and contact the zone’s administrator.

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Last updated: January 06, 2012
Recycling Market Development Zone Program: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/RMDZ/
Zone Assistance: Regional Zone Contacts or LAMD@calrecycle.ca.gov, (916) 341-6199