• Sustainability: A California Success Story, Chapter by Chapter

    Over the last few decades, in both serving and leveraging the environmental ethic of its constituents, California has cultivated sustainability through legislation that protects our natural resources and public health. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Oct 2, 2017)
  • Plastics Recycler Joins California’s Climate Fight

    Did you ever wonder what happens to those empty plastic beverage containers once you redeem them? What about the milk jugs or clamshell food cartons in your curbside recycling bin? Or the odds and ends left behind after manufacturers create their new plastic products or packaging? At Peninsula Plastics Recycling in Turlock, workers are able to transform these types of materials into clean, ready-to-use pellets or flakes that businesses can then use to manufacture new products. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Sep 25, 2017)
  • California’s Bottle Bill Turns 30

    This month marks 30 years since California implemented the landmark California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act, also known as AB 2020 (Margolin, Chapter 1290, Statutes of 1986). The program was designed to be a self-funded operation that accomplished two main goals: Reducing litter and achieving a recycling rate of 80 percent for eligible containers. Full story…
    (Posted by CalRecycle Staff on Sep 11, 2017)
  • Eleven Arrested in Summer Recycling Fraud Stings

    The California Department of Justice has released the findings from two recycling fraud investigations resulting in 11 arrests in the summer of 2016. Each case involved the collection, illegal transport, and fraudulent redemption of out-of-state used beverage containers through the California Redemption Value program. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Oct 13, 2016)
  • Recycling Centers: Why They Closed, What You Can Do

    Hundreds of recycling centers have closed in California this year. Here’s a short video on what happened and what you can do while CalRecycle works on a solution. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Sep 8, 2016)
  • Agents, CHP Thwart Phoenix-Based Recycling Fraud Scheme

    The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is announcing the arrest of a Los Angeles truck driver on charges of felony recycling fraud, attempted grand theft, and conspiracy. The suspect is accused of illegally transporting used beverage containers from Arizona to California with the intent to defraud the California Redemption Value Fund. Full story…
    (Posted by Mark Oldfield on Aug 11, 2016)