• Save or Splurge on Holiday Experience Gifts: Collect Memories, Not Excess Stuff

    The holidays are upon us, and many of us are scrambling to find the perfect gift for the important people in our lives. Consider Mother Nature this year and give experience gifts instead. Packaging makes up about 25 percent of California’s trash, and swapping out just a few items on your list in favor of an experience gift can make a difference. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Dec 13, 2019)
  • Still a Recycling Leader, California Recycles the Second-Highest Number of Bottles and Cans Ever

    The U.S. EPA released new recycling statistics that illustrate that California remains a nationwide leader with a recycling rate year after year above the nation's average of 33%. Last year California recycled the second highest number of bottles and cans in the state's history. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Dec 10, 2019)
  • Composting Recalled Lettuce from E. Coli Outbreak

    Following a nationwide E. coli outbreak, recalled lettuce grown throughout the Salinas Valley is making its way back into the ground as compost, thanks to a California Climate Investment from CalRecycle. A new composting facility in Salinas has already started accepting more than 50 tons of the of the potentially tainted produce, according to the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority (Salinas Authority). Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Dec 5, 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)
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Let's give thanks. From your friends at CalRecycle. Full story…
    (Posted by CalRecycle Staff on Nov 28, 2019)
  • Looking for an Exciting, Rewarding Career? CalRecycle Is Hiring?

    California is facing a climate crisis with extreme fire seasons, coastal erosion, and cyclical droughts and floods. CalRecycle is on the front lines of combating these changes with recycling programs that will make a tangible difference in our lifetime. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Nov 25, 2019)