State agencies and facilities, with their internal programs and policies, play a significant role in helping California in its continued commitment to reduce the amount of solid waste entering landfills and meet its waste diversion goals. To close the loop, state agencies and facilities are also required to purchase recycled-content products (RCP) as part of CalRecycle’s State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign (SABRC).
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- The Theo Lacy Facility is a correctional facility in Orange County that has a recycling program that diverts common recyclables, food waste, textiles, candy wrappers, polystyrene and donates edible food to a food bank.
- Sharp Memorial Hospital and Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, in San Diego, are the first hospitals to participate in the city’s food scraps composting program.
General State Agencies
- The Department of General Services and California Conservation Corps (CCC) Perform Waste Audits on State Buildings
- California State Teacher Retirement System (CalSTRS) Headquarters Initiating a Food Waste Program
- California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Food Waste Diversion Information
- California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) Recycling and AB 1826
For more information contact: Recycling Coordinator, SARC@calrecycle.ca.gov, or Buy Recycled Campaign, SABRC@calrecycle.ca.gov.