• Earth Day Is Coming, and It's All About You

    April 22 is Earth Day, our favorite holiday here at CalRecycle. ... We’re going to offer five simple tips each day this week to help you get started. We hope you’ll integrate these tips into your daily life so they’ll become ingrained habits that you sustain long after Earth Day is officially over. Full story…
    (Posted by Heather Jones on Apr 15, 2019)
  • Autumn: Prime time for backyard composting

    At CalRecycle, we get pretty excited about composting, so we’ve got all sorts of resources for people who want to start composting, increase or improve their compost yield, or troubleshoot potential problems. The trick, I think, is to not get bogged down trying to figure out the perfect system. Full story…
    (Posted by Heather Jones on Sep 25, 2018)
  • The Garbage Bin: It’s Not for Just Any Old Thing

    While it would be nice to be able to toss your dead batteries, used motor oil, and half-empty paint cans into the bin, your local hauler is not equipped to handle those items, known as household hazardous waste. Here is a quick list of waste that’s banned from the trash bin and the recycling bin. Full story…
    (Posted by Heather Jones on Sep 12, 2018)
  • The Real Price of That Shirt

    You’re standing in a retail store and holding up a cotton shirt, thinking that it looks like it’s made from two yards of material, and that’s it. Not so. What it’s really made from is... Full story…
    (Posted by Heather Jones on Aug 13, 2018)
  • $5 Million Available to Fight Climate Change, Feed Hungry

    As part of the state’s effort to combat climate change, divert organic materials from landfills and alleviate food insecurity in California, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is providing $5 million in grant funds for food waste prevention and food rescue. Full story…
    (Posted by Heather Jones on Jun 8, 2017)
  • Treat Yourself—and the Environment—to a Higher-Quality Shirt

    That $8 shirt is the pop of color you want for your fun weekend event—and if it only lasts a season, that’s OK, because it’s so cheap, right? Maybe you’re thinking you’ll just toss it and replace it with another one when it fades or stretches out, and you’ll still be ahead, because some T-shirts are downright pricey. Full story…
    (Posted by Heather Jones on May 8, 2017)