• Your Essential Earth Day Playlist

    Earth Day 2017 is approaching fast! To get you motivated to rock that rally, festival or other Earth Day event near you, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has put together your essential Earth Day playlist. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Apr 13, 2017)
  • La La Land’s Latest Trend: Community Composting

    To outsiders, Los Angeles can seem a bit intimidating. It’s the second largest city in America, the most populous county in the country, and a traffic congestion juggernaut that has commuters seeing red on the daily. It’s where stars are made and trends are born. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Apr 3, 2017)
  • Workshop: Today’s Hot Gadgets, Tomorrow’s E-Waste

    With an eye on the future, CalRecycle is beginning to consider how advances in technology—including lighter TVs made of more complex but less valuable and reusable material—could potentially impact California’s electronic waste management efforts in the years to come. In the summer of 2016, the Department began reaching out to more than 3,300 stakeholders to get their perspectives on the future of electronic waste management in California. On Wednesday, CalRecycle will hold the second in a series of workshops to discuss the future of e-waste collection and management in California. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Mar 13, 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)
  • 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)