• Financial Support Available for California Jurisdictions and Businesses

    The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has compiled potential funding sources, employee training assistance, and other financial incentives that manufacturers and others can use for:   • Edible Food Recovery Programs 
 • Intermediate and Secondary Recycling Manufacturing Infrastructure 
 • In-Vessel Digestion Facilities 
 • Composting Facilities 
 • Reuse Projects Full story…
    (Posted by Linda Mumma on Mar 10, 2021)
  • Road to Recovery: Camp Fire Tree Removal Progress Update

    The State of California continues to aid Butte County in its recovery from the Camp Fire. Wildfire residential debris recovery ended in November of 2019. California is now focused on removing over 90,000 trees at risk of falling on public property and public rights of way. Full story…
    (Posted by Chris McSwain on Feb 23, 2021)
  • Governor Gavin Newsom Appoints CalRecycle’s New Director

    Rachel Wagoner, of Sacramento, has been appointed Director of the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). Full story…
    (Posted on Nov 24, 2020)
  • Plastic Recycling Gets a Legal Boost: World’s Highest Standard for Recycled Content Could Drive Up Demand

    California just took an historic step to combat plastic pollution and accelerate the state’s transition away from fossil fuels to a cleaner, green economy. Under a first-in-the-nation law, the state will require new water, soda, and other beverage bottles to contain 50 percent recycled plastic by 2030. Full story…
    (Posted by Linda Mumma on Oct 20, 2020)
  • How Recycled Tires Can Save California Roads at Risk of Landslide

    With grant assistance and technical guidance from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), Santa Barbara County rebuilt Ortega Ridge Road in 2019 using more than 80,000 recycled tires that were shredded and processed into Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA). Full story…
    (Posted by Chris McSwain on Jul 20, 2020)
  • New Statewide Commission Explores Ways to Adapt California Recycling

    California’s new Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling is getting right to work on strategies to help boost waste reduction, reuse, and recycling in the wake of changing global markets for recyclable materials. Launched virtually on June 24, the 17 commissioners will spend the next six months developing policy recommendations to help clean up California’s recycling stream and strengthen markets for recyclable materials. Full story…
    (Posted by Linda Mumma on Jul 14, 2020)