Our Mission

Protecting California’s environment and climate for the health and prosperity of future generations
through the reduction, reuse and recycling of California resources, environmental education, disaster recovery and
the transition from a disposable to a fully circular economy.

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wildfire properties cleared

unsold meals sent to Californians in need

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tires recycled

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bottles and cans recycled since 1986

Join California's Climate Food Fight! Tossing food scraps and yard waste into the trash heats our climate. Instead, recycle food scraps and yard waste into green products.
Join California's Climate Food Fight! Tossing food scraps and yard waste into the trash heats our climate. Instead, recycle food scraps and yard waste into green products.

CalRecycle News

California's 2021 Consolidated Debris Removal Program

Circular Economy Symposium

Turning Trash into California’s Next Innovation Boom

 
Monthly Public Meeting

Monthly Public Meeting

CalRecycle’s monthly webcast provides updates, announcements, and a report from Director Rachel Machi Wagoner.

10 Ways CalRecycle Helped the Environment in the Last Year

Helping Wildfire Survivors Recover

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SB 1383 Food and Yard Waste Resources

CalRecycle has launched new webpages to explain SB 1383, the state’s new food and yard waste recycling law. The law sets targets to:

  • Cut organic waste disposal 75% by 2025
  • Send at least 20% of surplus, still fresh food to Californians in need by 2025.
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Sustainable Food Packaging for State-Owned Facilities

In a groundbreaking law, California is taking a first step to reduce the amount of food service packaging thrown away and littered in the environment by requiring certain food service facilities to serve customers with packaging that is either reusable, recyclable, or compostable.

CalEPA Enforcement Statement

CalEPA will continue to respond, investigate, and – when necessary – take action on complaints related to environmental non-compliance. CalEPA will also fill any enforcement gaps left by the U.S. EPA’s decision to reduce environmental oversight. We will also maintain our capacity to respond to emergencies.

 

Gavin Newsom
Governor

 


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 Jared Blumenfeld
Secretary for Environmental Protection


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Rachel Machi Wagoner
Director of CalRecycle

 


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