Billion Bottles and Cans Collected for Recycling

Billion Pounds of E-Waste Collected for Recycling

Million Waste Tires Collected for Recycling

Million Tons of Disaster Debris Cleaned Up

Million Mattresses Collected for Recycling

Billion Pounds of Carpet Collected

Million Gallons of Paint Collected

Million Unsold Meals Sent to Californians in Need

Billion Gallons of Used Oil Collected for Recycling


CA Communities Expanded Still-Fresh Unsold Food Donation Programs


CA Communities with Residential Organic Waste Collection


Beverage Container Recycling Rate

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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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SB 1383 Food and Yard Waste Resources

Tools and guidance for SB 1383 (Lara, 2016), the state’s food and yard waste recycling law, which has 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. SB 343 (Allen, 2021) 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.

SB 54: Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act

Packaging is over 50% of waste landfilled in California by volume.
Get updates on SB 54 (Allen, 2022), the Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act.

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