• 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)
  • Waste Disposal Rate Inches Up as California Economy Improves

    While landfilling is typically considered cheaper than recycling, the costs of recycling do not accurately reflect the money saved by reduced greenhouse gas emissions; money saved by using recycled feedstock as opposed to virgin feedstock in material production; and the money saved on water and fertilizer for agricultural production when organic material is recycled into compost and applied to soil, making it more nutrient-rich and better able to retain moisture. Full story…
    (Posted by CalRecycle Staff on Jul 21, 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)