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.
Where Do I Recycle...
CalRecycle has launched new webpages to explain SB 1383, the state’s new organics recycling law. SB 1383 establishes targets to reduce organic waste disposal 50% by 2020 and 75% by 2025 and rescue for people to eat at least 20% of currently disposed surplus food by 2025.
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 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.