• Our Audience Asks: What Is the 50/50/50 Rule?

    Last week, I received a phone call from a fellow Californian and avid recycler asking about the 50/50/50 rule at recycling centers. After the call, I started wondering what people actually know about the Beverage Container Recycling Program regulations, California law, and rules made by recycling centers for operational efficiency. So, let’s clear up some confusion. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Aug 1, 2019)
  • Reusables--It's Our Bag, Baby!

    CalRecycle's social committee, with the help of our zero waste team, recently hosted a reusable bag DIY during the lunch hour for everyone in our headquarters building, not just CalRecyclers. (Inclusivity is super-important, especially when it comes to saving the planet!) Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark and Syd Fong on Jul 29, 2019)
  • Camp Fire Cleanup: Safety First

    The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery joined its state and local partners in California’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program on Wednesday, July 24 to re-emphasize operational safety to crews involved in the Camp Fire cleanup effort in Butte County. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Jul 25, 2019)
  • Trash Bin, Recycle Bin -- What Goes Where?

    When in doubt, check your city or county to find out what goes in your trash, recycling, and green waste bins Full story…
    (Posted on Jul 22, 2019)
  • The Dark Side of Fluorescent Lights

    Converting from CFLs to LED lights means I’m done with the 48-inch tubes and possibly the ballast as well. So, what are we supposed to do with those items? First of all, never throw them in the trash. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Jul 18, 2019)
  • CalRecycle Grant Recipient Preventing Food Waste

    CalRecycle has grants to help clean up illegal dumping sites, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide assistance for beverage container recycling. Check out this video to see how this grant recipient is using its award to prevent food waste. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Jul 15, 2019)