• Looking for an Exciting, Rewarding Career? CalRecycle Is Hiring?

    California is facing a climate crisis with extreme fire seasons, coastal erosion, and cyclical droughts and floods. CalRecycle is on the front lines of combating these changes with recycling programs that will make a tangible difference in our lifetime. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Nov 25, 2019)
  • CalRecycle Launches New Recycling and Disposal Reporting System

    (Posted by Christina Files on Oct 24, 2019)
  • Fall Into Composting

    It’s the perfect time of year to start composting – if you start now, you’ll have finished compost in time for your spring garden and flower beds. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Oct 17, 2019)
  • New Law Bans Hotels from Providing Personal Care Products in Small Plastic Bottles

    We’ve all seen and sometimes used them: those tiny plastic bottles of personal care products that hotels provide to guests. Although many of us have forsaken the novelty of these tiny bottles by bringing along our favorite care products when we travel, they have persisted on hotel bathroom sinks throughout the world. Thanks to a recently signed law, hotels, bed and breakfasts, and vacation rentals in California will be prohibited from providing these to their guests starting in 2023. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Oct 11, 2019)
  • New Pharmaceutical and Home-Generated Sharps Waste Rulemaking to Begin this Fall

    Every year, Californians use hundreds of millions of medical sharps such as syringes and lancets, and they obtain hundreds of millions of medical prescriptions. Improperly disposed medications can threaten the environment, wildlife, waste handlers, and the public through water contamination, inadvertent needle sticks, and drug abuse. State lawmakers have offered a solution by passing Senate Bill 212 (Jackson, Chapter 1004, Statutes of 2018), the Pharmaceutical and Sharps Waste Stewardship Act. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Oct 3, 2019)
  • Reducing is the New Recycling

    Sometime in the last year, I had an epiphany: It’s not enough to simply recycle. I must figure out a way to reduce the amount of waste I generate. It can be hard, but I decided to take it one step at a time. Here are a couple of things I have learned along my way to a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Sep 23, 2019)