California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Recycling Market Development Zone

Stanislaus County

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The Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) encompasses the cities of Ceres, Hughson, Modesto, Newman, Oakdale, Patterson, Riverbank, Turlock, and Waterford.


The zone will provide permitting assistance and networking opportunities for businesses locating in Stanislaus County. It will also provide information regarding funding opportunities, siting assistance, and resources for technical assistance. Additionally, the Stanislaus Enterprise Zone incorporates parts of Modesto, Turlock, Ceres and the unincorporated County. Businesses are eligible to receive tax credits for qualified employees, sales tax credits, up-front expensing of certain depreciable property, preference on State contracts, and 100 percent NOL (Net Operating Loss) carry-forward.

Target Materials

The zone has various types of waste paper and cardboard, plastics, glass, metals, yard waste, and other organic materials such as food waste, tires, wood, textiles, and inert materials to be processed and made into new products.


In addition to excellent highway access, the Port of Stockton is less than one hour away from most points in the zone. Local services provide containerized cargo shipping to the Port. The zone includes more than 850 acres of reasonably priced industrially zoned land, some with vacant buildings appropriate for recycling-based industries.


Stanislaus County RMDZ
Denise London
Senior Resource Mgmt Specialist
3800 Cornucopia Way, Suite C
Modesto, CA 95358
Phone: (209) 525-6788
FAX: (209) 525-6773

CalRecycle contact for this RMDZ:
Zone Liaison: Paul Brainin


PlaceType of PlaceIn Zone
Stanislaus CountyUnincorporated CountyInside Zone
TurlockIncorporated CityInside Zone
WaterfordIncorporated CityInside Zone
CeresIncorporated CityInside Zone
HughsonIncorporated CityInside Zone
ModestoIncorporated CityInside Zone
NewmanIncorporated CityInside Zone
OakdaleIncorporated CityInside Zone
PattersonIncorporated CityInside Zone
RiverbankIncorporated CityInside Zone
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Data updated continuously.
Recycling Market Development Zone Program:
Zone Assistance: Regional Zone Contacts or, (916) 341-6199