• Why Do We Recycle Tires?

    Until 19 years ago, countless illegally dumped tires polluted our state. Large piles of old tires sometimes even caught fire in the hot California sun. These tire fires put off toxic smoke containing cyanide and carbon monoxide. Because a fire can continue to burn deep inside a pile of tires after the top layer appears extinguished, firefighters struggled to put out these smoldering blazes that emitted thick, black plumes of toxic smoke and sometimes burned for months. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Feb 18, 2020)
  • Be the Change: Tina's Story

    CalRecycle's Tina Chambers is an Executive Assistant and combines her passion for the environment with her communication skills to protect California's public health. Check out this video for a glimpse into her job and what she enjoys about working at CalRecycle. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Feb 3, 2020)
  • Eco Holiday Habits to Get on Santa's Nice List

    During the holidays many of us gather to share special meals, exchange gifts, and enjoy ourselves. As you prepare to host gatherings for your loved ones, consider how your celebrations create waste that contributes to climate change and adds to the growing amount of plastic in landfills. Are you being naughty or nice to the planet? Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Dec 23, 2019)
  • Camp Fire Survivor Thanks Cleanup Workers for Giving Her Closure

    Chris and Michelle Friedman lost their home in the Paradise Camp Fire last year. CalRecycle crews removed the wildfire debris from their property, enabling the Friedmans to gain closure and move forward after their loss. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Dec 2, 2019)
  • Smashing Pumpkins

    Americans will likely spend $377 million on jack-o-lanterns this year. When Halloween is over, let Mother Nature recycle those rotting pumpkins into compost. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Nov 4, 2019)
  • Maya Angelou: Inspiring Us to Fight for a Better World

    Today is Black Poetry Day, and arguably one of the best American poets of all time was Maya Angelou. She inspired many through her poems, her spoken words, and her endless fight for civil rights. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Nov 1, 2019)