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.