• High-Class Dumpster Diving

    Did you know Californians throw away nearly 6 million tons of food scraps or food waste each year? When it hits the landfills, it decomposes and creates greenhouse gases. Full story…
    (Posted by CalRecycle Staff on Aug 1, 2016)
  • Waste Disposal Rate Inches Up as California Economy Improves

    While landfilling is typically considered cheaper than recycling, the costs of recycling do not accurately reflect the money saved by reduced greenhouse gas emissions; money saved by using recycled feedstock as opposed to virgin feedstock in material production; and the money saved on water and fertilizer for agricultural production when organic material is recycled into compost and applied to soil, making it more nutrient-rich and better able to retain moisture. Full story…
    (Posted by CalRecycle Staff on Jul 21, 2016)
  • Why Do We Expect Recycling to Pay for Itself, When Landfills Don't?

    (Posted by Ilonka Zlatar on Jun 16, 2016)
  • A Compost Bin for Every Challenge

    I live on a raccoon superhighway. We’re pretty close to a river and a creek, and the savvy critters use the storm drains to travel. This is fun for me and my neighbors—we get to see them shimmying up trees late at night, and sometimes they bring their little ones to the neighbor’s koi pond so they can learn to fish. Full story…
    (Posted by Lisa Garner on Jun 9, 2016)
  • The Greening of Commercial Compost

    Most commercial-scale composting in California is done in long, narrow piles called windrows, which are mixed regularly by a specialized piece of equipment called a windrow turner. These enormous, diesel-powered critters range from 200 to 600 horsepower, but you’ll be traveling in hours per mile not miles per hour. What if there was a way to replace some of that diesel using the sun? image Full story…
    (Posted by Robert Horowitz on May 23, 2016)