California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Solid Waste Flow Chart

The Solid Waste Flow Chart gives a pictorial view of the flow of waste in California.

Waste from a waste generator may go to one or a combination of all the following.

Waste from a hauler may go to one or a combination of all the following.

Waste from a Transfer Station may go to one or a combination of all the following.

Waste from a MRF may go to one or a combination of all the following.

Recyclable material from a MRF goes to:

Residual Waste from a permitted Transformation Facility goes to one or a combination of all the following.

Waste going to an MSW facility is landfilled unless it contains hazardous waste or recyclable materials.

Hazardous waste goes to:

Recyclable material goes to:

Recycler sends the recyclable material to an end user who can reuse the material.

Solid Waste System Flow Chart

Flow Chart: CIWMB (now known as the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, or CalRecycle)

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Last updated: May 4, 2011
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