California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Waste Prevention World

Waste Prevention Programs

  • Business Waste Reduction. A directory of waste prevention information for businesses.
  • Buy Recycled Programs
  • CalMAX. CalMAX is an online resource that helps match businesses, individuals, and schools possessing surplus materials with those that can use or recycle those materials.
  • Electronic Product Management. Rapid advances in technology result in the rapid obsolescence each year of hundreds of thousands of computers, monitors, copiers, fax machines, printers, televisions, and other pieces of electronic equipment.
  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing. Every product purchased has an impact on human health and the environment.
  • Green Lodging. Whether you are a traveler or a hospitality provider, this portion of our Web site gives you the green traveling resources you need.
  • Organics
    • Food Scrap Management. Californians throw away more than 6 million tons of food scraps each year. That’s 18 percent of all disposed materials going into landfills.
    • Home Gardening. To help you think beyond having just a lawn and shrubbery.
    • Sustainable Commercial Landscaping. Appealing low-maintenance landscapes that reduce greenwaste and conserve water.
  • Packaging. Resources for manufacturers and suppliers.
  • Paper Information and Resources. Everything you need to know about paper.
  • Publications. Waste Prevention and Recycling publications from the CalRecycle publications catalog.
  • Recycled-Content Product Manufacturers Directory and RecycleStore. Find products made from recycled material. The Recycled-Content Product Manufacturers (RCPM) directory showcases innovative recycled-content products made by California manufacturers who use recycled waste as a feedstock. RecycleStore lists only products of businesses that are located in one of California's Recycling Market Development Zones and is targeted at consumers.
  • Reuse—An edge that helps every household and business.
  • Sustainable Building. Using resources efficiently while creating healthier buildings.

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Last updated: March 29, 2017
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