California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

In the News

  • State attorney general announces $23 million settlement with AT&T for environmental violations; Lake County locations included (Lake County News, Nov 21, 2014)
  • Historic New CalRecycle Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Dept. of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), Nov 18, 2014)
  • CalRecycle Celebrates America Recycles Day: Californians Deserve a High-Five for Reaching Recycling Milestones (CalRecycle, Nov 12, 2014)

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In Focus

  • Climate Change

    Strengthening recycling’s role in the fight against climate change, CalRecycle is supporting projects through its newly established greenhouse gas reduction grants. In all, $19.5 million has been earmarked for construction of new facilities, expansion of existing facilities, and equipment upgrades to process greater amounts of recycled materials. The grants, using proceeds from the state’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, are awarded based primarily on contributions to the state’s greenhouse gas reduction targets. The projects are also important in California’s effort to reach its statewide goal of 75 percent recycling, composting, and source reduction by 2020.

  • Top 10 Tips to Cut Your Waste Down to Size

    Want to fast-track your way to being a Super Recycler? Get started with CalRecycle’s “Top 10 Tips to Cut Your Waste Down to Size” (also available in a Spanish-language version).

  • Boles Fire Cleanup

    On Sept. 15, a wildfire swept through the city of Weed, a rural community of 3,000 in Siskiyou County. CalRecycle is providing disaster recovery assistance, including the removal of nearly 19,000 tons of waste and debris so homeowners can rebuild. Follow CalRecycle’s work on our Boles Fire Cleanup page.

  • California's 75 Percent Initiative

    California’s new goal--recycle 75 percent of our solid waste by 2020. Join us!