• Fact Check: What Affected Homeowners Should Know About Wildfire Debris Removal

    Crews managed by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery are making significant progress clearing debris from private properties destroyed by the Carr Fire in Shasta County and the Klamathon Fire in Siskiyou County. CalRecycle-managed crews are also set to begin debris removal on homes destroyed by the Mendocino Complex and Pawnee fires in Lake County. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Sep 18, 2018)
  • CalRecycle Prepares New Round of Food Waste Prevention/Rescue Climate Investments

    At Tuesday’s monthly public meeting, CalRecycle is set to move forward with eligibility and scoring criteria changes to enhance the department’s Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program. Full story…
    (Posted on Sep 14, 2018)
  • The Garbage Bin: It’s Not for Just Any Old Thing

    While it would be nice to be able to toss your dead batteries, used motor oil, and half-empty paint cans into the bin, your local hauler is not equipped to handle those items, known as household hazardous waste. Here is a quick list of waste that’s banned from the trash bin and the recycling bin. Full story…
    (Posted by Heather Jones on Sep 12, 2018)
  • Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco

    CalRecycle Director Scott Smithline will be speaking at the first Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. Director Smithline will discuss “Financing the Change" at an affiliate event called “More Feast, Less Footprint: New Goals and Progress Towards Wasting Less Food.” You can livestream the event on Twitter via Periscope from the @PCCleads Twitter account, and a link will remain on the @PCCleads feed for viewing after the broadcast concludes. The event starts at 1 p.m. on Sept.12, 2018, and Scott presents at 3:15 p.m. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Sep 10, 2018)
  • Screen Saver: CalRecycle Initiative Aims to Strengthen E-Waste Program

    In the 15 years since the passage of the Electronic Waste Recycling Act, approximately 2.2 billion pounds of covered video display devices have been recycled. However, the electronics industry is rapidly changing, and there are now hundreds of devices not covered by the Act. In response, CalRecycle is working to expand the program to include all devices that require a battery or a plug and is exploring ways to strengthen California’s e-waste recycling infrastructure. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Sep 5, 2018)
  • Treat Yo’self and the Environment: Part I

    Work, family, friends, news, life—it can be tough out there! That’s why it is really important to slow down and make time to take care of yourself. If you feel like you’re running on empty, here are a few ways you can fill up your tank while keeping the environment in mind. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Sep 5, 2018)