Waste Assessment

CalRecycle Programs and Services

CalRecycle Publications

Other Resources


  • Free Waste and Energy Audits for qualified manufacturers sponsored by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy—Contact the Industrial Assessment Centers of San Francisco State University.
  • Tools–US EPA has developed two tools to assist individuals and organizations in determining the greenhouse (GHG) impact of their purchasing, manufacturing, and waste management actions.
    • Recycled Content (ReCon) Tool–The ReCon Tool was developed to assist companies and individuals in estimating the life-cycle GHG and energy impacts of purchasing or manufacturing certain materials. ReCon is available for free download in Microsoft Excel.
    • Waste Reduction Model (WARM)–WARM was developed to assist solid waste managers in determining the GHG impacts of their waste management practices. WARM is available both as a Web-based calculator and as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.