Public Affairs

The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the voice of CalRecycle, promoting the department’s programs and vision through strategic marketing and communications, media relations, public outreach, and education.

CalRecycle works to inspire and challenge Californians to achieve the highest waste reduction, recycling, and reuse goals in the nation; OPA works to further these goals by increasing public understanding of waste management and recycling programs, and suggesting appropriate steps to increase that awareness. OPA accomplishes these objectives through a number of ongoing activities and initiatives.

OPA also monitors the department’s Ombudsman program, which provides conflict resolution assistance related to CalRecycle programs.

For more information on programs managed by this office, see the following websites:

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