California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)


Where to Recycle | Schools and State Agencies | Resources

Recycling is the practice of recovering used materials from the waste stream and then incorporating those same materials into the manufacturing process.

Many communities in California now offer curbside collection or drop-off sites for certain recyclable materials. But collecting materials is only the first step toward making the recycling process work.

Successful recycling also depends on manufacturers making products from recovered materials and, in turn, consumers purchasing products made of recycled materials. Do your part--"close the loop" and buy products made of recycled materials whenever possible.

Want to fast track your way to being a Super Recycler? Get started with CalRecycle’s “Top 10 Tips to Cut Your Waste Down to Size.”

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Last updated: June 24, 2014
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