Health Care Industry Waste Reduction and Recycling

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) works to ensure waste materials are reduced, reused, recycled, or disposed of properly, in order to protect the public health and the environment.

CalRecycle has many strategies to assist California businesses, communities, schools, cities, and counties reduce the amount of waste they generate according to product material type or industry sector. Check out the CalRecycle website and/or contact the CalRecycle Health Care Team for more information.

The team’s goal is to help establish a statewide infrastructure of sustainable waste reduction, reuse, and recycling programs for the health care industry. The team explores how to reduce the amount of waste generated at a facility, and suggests customized source reduction and recycling efforts.

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Key Players

One of the main components to starting or expanding waste reduction and recycling programs is to bring together key players that can contribute to the development or expansion of your sustainable waste management programs:

  • Health care industry workers
  • Local jurisdiction contacts
  • City/County Public Works Department representatives
  • Hauling company representatives
  • Recycling and collection service vendors
  • Supplier representatives (companies from which you purchase goods)