• CalRecycle Adds Crews to Ventura County Wildfire Cleanup

    The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is now managing 41 private contractor crews to clear wildfire debris from affected properties in the City of Ventura and Ventura County. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Feb 15, 2018)
  • California Fights Climate Change by Feeding the Hungry

    The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery has announced the first award recipients for its newFood Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Feb 1, 2018)
  • CalRecycle Completes Wildfire Debris Removal in Northern California

    Crews managed by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery have completed the removal of wildfire debris on properties in Butte, Nevada, and Yuba counties following October’s devastating wildfires in Northern California. Since November 16, crews removed more than 63,000 tons of ash, debris, and contaminated soil from 250 properties in which owners chose to participate in the CalRecycle-managed cleanup. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Jan 7, 2018)
  • Sorting Out China’s New Ban on Recycled Materials

    Whether you’re a recycling industry insider or a casual consumer of current events, China’s “National Sword” campaign may have you a bit confused. In short, the world’s largest importer of recyclable material says it will no longer accept most recyclable material. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Dec 4, 2017)
  • California’s Covered Electronic Waste Program, Explained

    While the pace of technology routinely brings new electronic wonders, it also creates a stream of outdated, unwanted devices. California has taken a comprehensive approach to ensure discarded electronics are environmentally managed, and the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is leading the way with the state’s Covered Electronic Waste (CEW) Program. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Sep 28, 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)