• 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)
  • Raids on Storage Yards Uncover Recycling Fraud Rings

    SACRAMENTO – Two men from the Los Angeles area will spend time behind bars and pay $1.25 million in restitution to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) for operating multi-state recycling fraud rings from two public storage facilities in South Gate. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on May 26, 2016)
  • Recycling Fraud Arrest: Same Trucking Company, New Driver

    SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is announcing the arrest of a Los Angeles truck driver on charges of attempted grand theft and felony recycling fraud. The arrest marks the second time in three months that a driver operating a New Evolution Trucking vehicle has been caught illegally transporting used beverage containers into California from Nevada in an attempt to defraud the California Redemption Value Fund. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Apr 7, 2016)