California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

State Agency Waste Management

Recyclable Material Contracts

For more than 20 years, CalRecycle has administered contracts for the collection of certain recyclable materials (scrap paper and scrap metal) for State agencies in certain geographic areas. In July 2017, the Legislature changed the Public Contract Code Sections 12165 – 12167.1 to provide State agencies with the authority to make their own decisions regarding their recycling programs. As a result of these changes State agencies can do the following:

  • Recycling Contracts: State agencies have the ability to contract for recycling services without seeking prior approval from CalRecycle.
  • Recycling Revenues: State agencies have the ability to retain all revenues generated by recycling activities for reinvestment into recycling and composting programs.

To allow State agencies to exercise the flexibility and authority afforded by the recent statutory changes, the remaining CalRecycle managed contracts will end on the expiration dates listed below and will not be renewed by CalRecycle so that State agencies can enter into their own contracts. Notification of affected State agencies is underway and these agencies will need to arrange for new recycling services to start the day after the contract expiration. State agencies participating in these contracts may contact Sue Ingle at 916-341-6518 or with questions or for assistance in transitioning to a new recycling service.

Material Type Contract Number Geographic Location Vendor Contact Expiration Date
Scrap Paper & Beverage Container Recycling DRR14132 Sacramento--
Dock Level and In-House
Southside Arts Center
Dispatch: Catherine Sheppard
(916) 387-8080 ext 241
or (916) 248-2464,
Recycling Supervisor: Shannon Johnson
(916) 730-4981
March 31, 2018
Current participants
will need to find new
recycling service
starting 4/1/2018
Scrap Metal Recycling DRR16040 Los Angeles, Ventura,
and Orange counties
SA Recycling
Diane Truitt
(714) 632-2032
September 30, 2018
Current participants
will need to find new
recycling service
starting 10/1/2018
Scrap Metal Recycling DRR16119 San Bernardino and
Riverside counties
Raj Gandhi
(951) 686-2129
March 31, 2019
Current participants
will need to find new
recycling service
starting 4/1/2019

State Agency Home

Last updated: September 11, 2017
State Agency Waste Management Programs,
Recycling Coordinator:, (916) 341-6199
Buy Recycled Campaign:, (916) 341-6199