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.

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.

Now Hiring CalRecycle’s SB 54
Plastic and Packaging Recycling Team!

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wildfire properties cleared

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unsold meals sent to Californians in need

used tires

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tires recycled

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bottles and cans recycled since 1986

2022 Siskiyou Wildfire Cleanup Statistics Infographic.
2022 Siskiyou Wildfire Cleanup Statistics. Mill Fire: 87 properties enrolled. 30 Debris removal completed. 35% completion. McKinney Fire: 77 Properties enrolled. 14 Debris removal completed. 18% completion. Start of structural debris removal: November 11, 2022.
Monthly Public Meeting

Monthly Public Meeting

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

Circular Economy Symposium

Turning Trash into

California’s Next Innovation Boom

 

California’s Solution to Trash Pollution

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.

SB 343: Accurate Recycling Labels

Increasing recycling in California first requires accurate labels on recyclables. The law outlaws manufacturers and others from selling products or packaging labeled as recyclable unless the items are regularly collected and processed for recycling in the state.

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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.

California for All LogoGavin Newsom
Governor

 


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Secretary for Environmental Protection

 


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Rachel Machi WagonerRachel Machi Wagoner
Director of CalRecycle

 


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