Elliot Block was appointed CalRecycle deputy director for legal affairs by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in January 2010.

Before joining the CalRecycle team Mr. Block worked for the former California Integrated Waste Management Board. Since 1992 he has worked on a variety of issues regarding diversion plans, permits, and other issues including Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan (CIWMP) review, approval and implementation; flow control; alternative daily cover; composting; and tiered permitting. Mr. Block previously worked for the Fair Political Practices Commission and the Fair Housing Council of Orange County.

Mr. Block received his Juris Doctorate from the King Hall School of Law at the University of California, Davis and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.