Public Meetings

February 20, 2024

CalRecycle announces a new round of funding for local governments to implement their organics recycling and food recovery programs.

Plus, California advances circular economy reforms to help ensure accurate recycling labels for consumers.

And, how Local Government Waste Tire Enforcement (TEA) grants help California communities prevent waste tire pollution.

Check out these topics and more on CalRecycle’s February 2024 Monthly Public Meeting recording.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (46:18) | Transcript

SPANISH

CalRecycle anuncia una nueva ronda de subvenciones para los gobiernos locales para la implementación sus programas de reciclaje de desechos orgánicos y la recuperación de alimentos.

Además, California está avanzando reformas de la economía circular para asegurar etiquetas de reciclaje precisas para los consumidores.

Y cómo el Programa de Subvenciones TEA para la Aplicación de la Regulación del desecho de Neumáticos (Local Government Waste Tire Enforcement Grant Program) ayuda a las comunidades de California a prevenir la contaminación del desecho de Neumáticos.

Puede encontrar más información sobre estos temas en la grabación de la Junta Pública Mensual de febrero 2024 de CalRecycle.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (45:37) | Transcript

Video Played During Meeting:

January 16, 2024

California celebrates a major milestone as CalRecycle selects the first Producer Responsibility Organization for the implementation of SB 54.

Plus, 338 million meals were recovered in 2022 to feed hungry Californians and cut landfill climate pollution.

And, Californians began cashing in their empty wine and liquor containers with new additions to the Bottle Bill in 2024.

Check out these topics and more on CalRecycle’s January 2024 Monthly Public Meeting recording.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (37:22) | Transcript

SPANISH

California celebra un logro, CalRecycle selecciona a la primera Organización de Responsabilidad del Productor para la implementación de la ley SB 54.

Además, en 2022 se recuperaron 338 millones de comidas para alimentar a los Californianos y para reducir la contaminación climática de los basureros.

Y los Californianos comenzaron el intercambio de sus envases vacíos de vino y licor por dinero con las nuevas adiciones a la Ley de Botellas (Bottle Bill) en 2024.

Puede encontrar más información sobre estos temas en la grabación de la Junta Pública Mensual de enero 2024 de CalRecycle.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (36:50) | Transcript

Video Played During Meeting:

  • Free and Easy Used Paint Drop-off sites for Californians: Youtube (02:19) | Transcript 
  • Californians Empty Their Wine and Liquor Containers for Cash to Cut Trash: Youtube (01:32) | Transcript
  • CalRecycle Grant Helps Feed Californians in Need: Youtube (02:19) | Transcript 

December 19, 2023

CalRecycle’s announces a historic $130 million investment in local food and yard waste recycling to cut climate pollution and create new jobs.

Plus, new funding will make redemption easier as California adds wine and spirits to its beverage container recycling program.

And, CalRecycle grant-funded trash cleanups are revitalizing farm and ranch land in California.

Check out these topics and more on CalRecycle’s December 2023 Monthly Public Meeting recording.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (2:53:44) | Transcript

SPANISH

CalRecycle’s anuncia una inversión histórica de $130 millones en el reciclaje local de desechos de alimentos y de jardín para reducir la contaminación climática y crear nuevos empleos.

Además, nuevos fondos facilitarán el canje a medida que California agregue vino y licores a su programa de reciclaje de envases de bebidas.

Además, las limpiezas de basura financiadas por subvenciones de CalRecycle están revitalizando las tierras agrícolas en California.

Puede encontrar más información sobre éstos temas en la grabación de la Junta Pública Mensual de CalRecycle de Diciembre 2023.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (2:53:08) | Transcript

November 21, 2023

California is advancing new circular economy reforms to fight climate change and cut trash pollution.
Plus, CalRecycle is now accepting proposals to help build California’s Zero Waste Plan.
And California collected nearly 9.2 billion beverage containers for recycling during the first half of 2023.
Check out these topics and more on CalRecycle’s November 2023 Monthly Public Meeting recording.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (25:25) | Transcript

SPANISH

California está avanzando en sus reformas de la economía circular para luchar contra el cambio climático y la contaminación de basura.
Además, CalRecycle ahora está aceptando propuestas para ayudar a construir el Plan de Cero Residuos de California.
Y casi 9.2 mil millones de envases de bebidas fueron recolectados en California durante la primera mitad de 2023.
Puede encontrar más información sobre éstos temas en la grabación de la Junta Pública Mensual de CalRecycle de Noviembre 2023.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (25:28) | Transcript

October 17, 2023

CalRecycle is now accepting applications for the SB 54 Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO).
Plus, $90 million dollars in SB 1383 Local Assistance grants are available to help communities cut landfill climate pollution.
And – a Beverage Container Recycling Grant helps boost recycling as the Town of Paradise rebuilds in Butte County.
Check out these topics and more at CalRecycle’s October 2023 Monthly Public Meeting recording.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (28:08) | Transcript

SPANISH

CalRecycle está aceptando solicitudes para la Organización de Responsabilidad del Productor (PRO, por sus siglas en inglés) SB 54.
Además, hay $90 millones de dólares disponibles en formas de subvenciones de asistencia local SB 1383 para ayudar a las comunidades a reducir la contaminación climática de los basureros.
Y, una subvención para el reciclaje de envases de bebidas ayuda a aumentar el reciclaje a medida que la ciudad de Paradise reconstruye su comunidad en el condado de Butte.
Puede encontrar más información sobre éstos temas en la grabación de la Junta Pública Mensual de CalRecycle de Octubre 2023.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (28:09) | Transcript

Video Played During Meeting:

  • Rebuilding Paradise: CalRecycle grant helping boost recycling on the ridge: YouTube (1:25) | Transcript

September 19, 2023

75% of California jurisdictions now report organic waste collection services for residents as $90 million dollars in additional SB 1383 Local Assistance grants are available to help more California communities cut landfill climate pollution.

Plus, California’s Mattress Stewardship Program reports 63 million pounds of mattress materials kept off our streets and out of our landfills in 2022.

And, California Beverage Container Recycling Program processing payments are increasing for #1 PET plastic.

Check out these topics and more at CalRecycle’s September 2023 Monthly Public Meeting recording.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (1:00:14) | Transcript

SPANISH

El 75% de las jurisdicciones de California ahora informan que ofrecen servicios de recolección de desechos orgánicos para los residentes, mientras $90 millones de dólares en subvenciones adicionales de Asistencia Local SB 1383 ya estan disponibles para ayudar a más comunidades de California a reducir la contaminación climática de los basureros.

Además, el Programa de Administración de Colchones de California informa que 63 millones de libras de materiales de colchones se mantuvieron fuera de nuestras calles y fuera de nuestros basureros en 2022.

Y, los pagos de procesamiento del Programa de Reciclaje de Envases de Bebidas de California están aumentando para el plástico PET # 1.

Puede encontrar más información sobre éstos temas en la grabación de la Junta Pública Mensual de CalRecycle de Septiembre 2023.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (53:14) | Transcript

Videos Played During Meeting:

  • 400 million pounds of mattress materials reused and recycled in California: YouTube (01:38) | Transcript
  • Co-Digestion: CA turning food waste into new products:  YouTube (01:24) | Transcript

August 15, 2023

Changes to CalRecycle’s Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) Loan Program criteria aim to help strengthen California’s Circular Economy.

Industry prepares for the addition of wine and spirits to California’s Beverage Container Recycling Program in 2024.

Plus, CalRecycle teams start their field work to gather information as California demands truth-in-labeling for recycling claims.

Check out these topics and more at CalRecycle’s August 2023 Monthly Public Meeting recording.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (47:06) | Transcript

SPANISH

Se están realizando cambios en los criterios de elegibilidad para el Programa de Préstamos Rotativos para el Desarrollo del Mercado de Reciclaje (Recycling Market Development Revolving Loan Program) para fortalecer la Economía Circular de California.

Miembros de la industria se preparan para la adición de el vino y el licor al programa de Reciclaje de Envases de Bebidas de California el próximo año, 2024.

Además, los equipos de CalRecycle comienzan a coleccionar información a medida que los californianos piden transparencia en el etiquetado de productos para las afirmaciones de reciclaje.

Puede encontrar más información sobre éstos temas en la grabación de la Junta Pública Mensual de CalRecycle de Agosto 2023.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (47:07) | Transcript

Videos Played During Meeting:

July 18, 2023

CalRecycle appointed SB 54 advisory board members to help build California’s circular economy for packaging.

From food and green waste to bottles and cans, new grant funds are headed to our communities.

And supporting the next generation of environmental champions, local conversation corps across the state are receiving grant awards for programs to keep communities clean and provide career development skills for young Californians.

Check out these topics and more at CalRecycle’s July 2023 Monthly Public Meeting recording.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (1:08:22) | Transcript

SPANISH

CalRecycle nombró a los miembros del consejo de asesores SB 54 para ayudar a construir la economía circular de California para el material para empaque.

Desde alimentos y residuo orgánico hasta botellas y latas, los nuevos fondos de subvenciones se dirigen a nuestras comunidades.

Y apoyando a la próxima generación de campeones ambientales, cuerpos de conversación locales están recibiendo subvenciones para programas para mantener nuestras comunidades limpias y para ofrecer oportunidades de desarrollo profesional para los jóvenes en California.

Puede encontrar más información sobre éstos temas en la grabación de la Junta Pública Mensual de CalRecycle de Julio 2023.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (1:07:05) | Transcript

Videos Played During Meeting:

June 20, 2023

CalRecycle and partners have completed state-managed debris removal operations for the 2022 wildfires in Siskiyou County.

Plus, $1,000,000 in grants will soon be available to help California communities clear illegal dumpsites.

And the Beverage Container Recycling Program has released new payment rates for recyclers.

Check out these topics and more at CalRecycle’s June 2023 Monthly Public Meeting recording.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (1:33:53)| Transcript

SPANISH

CalRecycle y sus socios han terminado las operaciones de remoción de escombros administradas por el estado para la temporada de incendios forestales de 2022 en el condado de Siskiyou.

Además, un millón de dólares en subvenciones serán disponibles para ayudar a las comunidades de California con la limpieza de residuos o basura ilegal.

Y el Programa de Reciclaje de Envases de Bebidas ha publicado las nuevas tarifas de pago para los recicladores.

Puede encontrar más información sobre éstos temas en la grabación de la Junta Pública Mensual de CalRecycle de Junio 2023.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (1:30:03) | Transcript

Videos Played During Meeting:

  • Beverage Container Recycling Program Processing Payments Explained: YouTube (03:21)| Transcript
  • CalRecycle’s new Division of the Circular Economy supports circular business and EPR programs: YouTube (02:22) | Transcript
  • Free, quick and easy – how to get rid of your unused medicine: YouTube (0:35) | Transcript

May 16, 2023

CalRecycle awarded $10 million in new grants to support local organics recycling and surplus food recovery programs to cut landfill climate pollution.

Plus, Californians recycled a record 19.5 billion beverage containers in 2022.

And new implementation updates on California’s new packaging, battery, and truth in labeling laws.

Check out these topics and more at CalRecycle’s May 2023 Monthly Public Meeting recording.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (50:23)| Transcript

SPANISH

CalRecycle otorgó subvenciones de un total de $10 millones de dólares para apoyar el reciclaje de productos orgánicos al nivel local y para programas para recuperar alimentos que no se vendieron para reducir la contaminación climática de los vertederos.

Además, residentes de California reciclaron un récord de 19.5 mil millones de envases de bebidas en 2022.

Y nuevas actualizaciones sobre la implementación de las nuevas leyes de embalaje, batería y la transparencia en la publicidad ambiental en California.

Puede encontrar más información sobre éstos temas en la grabación de la Junta Pública Mensual de CalRecycle de Mayo 2023.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (50:52) | Transcript

Videos Played During Meeting:

April 18, 2023

CalRecycle wildfire debris cleanup crews cleared the last properties in Siskiyou County. See how CalRecycle’s disaster recovery mission impacts wildfire survivors and department staff.

Plus, circular use in the state capital as Sacramento turns storm debris into a new resource for residents.

And new updates on California’s latest circular economy reforms for packaging, beverage containers, and truth in labeling. How Californians can stay involved.

Check out these topics and more at CalRecycle’s April 2023 Monthly Public Meeting recording.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (1:21:51)| Transcript

Videos Played During Meeting:

  • Nothing wasted–Sacramento turns downed trees into mulch and gives it to residents: Youtube  (01:34)| Transcript
  • How the Debris Removal Program helps communities and residents rebuild: YouTube (02:27) | Transcript
  • Convenient ways to safely dispose medical sharps waste: YouTube (00:38) | Transcript

March 21, 2023

CalRecycle grants help communities cut landfill climate pollution by recycling food and yard waste into valuable new products. See how a grant project in Yolo County is helping California meet its climate goals as CalRecycle accepts applications for $154 million in new Organics Grant funds.

Plus, new opportunities to get involved in the implementation of California’s historic packaging and plastic food ware producer responsibility program (SB 54).

And California communities get a $12.7 million dollar boost to make it easier for Californians to cash in their bottles and cans.

Check out these topics and more at CalRecycle’s March 2023 Monthly Public Meeting recording.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (1:06:51)| Transcript

SPANISH

Las subvenciones de CalRecycle ayudan a las comunidades a reducir la contaminación climática de los vertederos de basura al reciclar desechos de jardín y alimentos para convertirlos en nuevos productos valiosos.

Además, nuevas oportunidades para participar en la implementación del histórico programa de responsabilidad del productor de envases y artículos de plástico para alimentos de California (SB 54).

Y las comunidades de California reciben un apoyo de $12.7 millones de dólares en total para facilitar que los Californianos cobren por sus botellas y latas.

Puede encontrar más información sobre éstos temas en la grabación de la Junta Mensual Pública de CalRecycle de Marzo 2023.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (1:06:36) | Transcript

Videos Played During Meeting:

  • Beverage Container Recycling Program Processing Payments Explained: YouTube (00:30) | Transcript
  • Los Pagos por Procesamiento en Espanol – CRV (CRV processing payments explained in Spanish): YouTube (04:15) | Transcript
  • CalRecycle grant is used to help build a Yolo County compost facility: YouTube (2:02) | Transcript
  • Mattress recycling program cuts illegal dumping and transforms old mattresses into new products: YouTube (2:32) | Transcript

February 21, 2023

CalRecycle is working to implement several new laws to move California closer to a fully circular economy, including SB 54, SB 1383 and SB 1215. Subscribe to CalRecycle Listservs for implementation updates.

$154 million dollars is now available in local food and yard waste recycling infrastructure grants.

Wildfire debris removal work continues in Siskiyou County, and CalRecycle is assisting state and local partners to help clear debris from communities that flooded during January’s severe storms.

Check out these topics and more at CalRecycle’s February 2023 Monthly Public Meeting.

Meeting Recording: YouTube | Transcript

SPANISH

CalRecycle está trabajando para implementar varias leyes nuevas, incluyendo SB 54, SB 1383 y SB 1215, para acercar a California a una economía circular. Suscríbase a CalRecycle Listservs para actualizaciones de implementación.

154 millones de dólares están disponibles en subvenciones locales para infraestructura de reciclaje de alimentos y desechos de jardín.

El trabajo de remoción de escombros de incendios forestales continúa en el Condado de Siskiyou, y CalRecycle está ayudando a sus socios estatales y locales para limpiar los escombros de las comunidades que se inundaron durante las tormentas de Enero.

Puede encontrar más información sobre éstos temas en la grabación de la Junta Mensual Pública de CalRecycle de Febrero 2023.

Meeting Recording: YouTube | Transcript

 

Videos Played During Meeting:

  • CalRecycle supported 2023 storm cleanup operations in Merced. | YouTube | Transcript
  • Free, quick and easy – how to get rid of your unused medicine | YouTube | Transcript
  • CA turning waste tires into new products to protect Californians and their environment | YouTube | Transcript

January 17, 2023

Governor Newsom introduced a 2023-24 state budget proposal that continues transformative investments in California’s circular economy and zero-waste future.

Zero-waste builds on California’s history of innovation by setting ambitious goals to shift away from a throwaway society.

Recent storms put a temporary hold on disaster debris removal operations in Siskiyou County.

PaintCare’s fiscal year 2022 annual report showed a boost in program convenience.

CalRecycle announced 185 local governments will receive over $6.4 million dollars to maintain used oil and filter collection and recycling programs.

Check out these topics and more at CalRecycle’s January Public Meeting.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (1:10:39) | Transcript

Spanish

El Gobernador Newsom presentó una propuesta de presupuesto estatal 2023-24 que continúa las inversiones transformadoras en la economía circular de California y el futuro de cero desecho.

El cero desecho se basa en la trayectoria de innovación de California al establecer objetivos ambiciosos para alejarse de una sociedad desechable.

Las tormentas recientes temporalmente detuvieron las operaciones de limpieza de escombros en el condado de Siskiyou.

El informe anual del año fiscal 2022 de PaintCare mostró un aumento en la conveniencia del programa.

CalRecycle anunció que 185 gobiernos locales recibirán más de $6.4 millones de dólares para mantener los programas de recolección y reciclaje de aceites usados y filtros.

Puede encontrar más información sobre éstos temas en la grabación de la Junta Pública de Enero de CalRecycle.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (1:10:43) | Transcript

 

Videos Played During Meeting

  • CalRecycle approved California’s first-ever statewide industry-run takeback programs for safe medication and sharps waste disposal: YouTube (00:37) | Transcript
  • We are now more than a decade into California’s paint stewardship program. Take a look at how extended producer responsibility requirements made it easier for consumers to help protect our planet: YouTube (03:11) | Transcript 

December 20, 2022

CalRecycle published its latest State of Disposal and Recycling report showing California sent about 46 million tons of material to landfills and other disposal-related activities in 2021. About 30 million tons of material were recycled or source-reduced leaving California with a 40% recycling rate.

More California communities are also now testing new models for convenient beverage container redemption.

CalRecycle highlighted $154 million in upcoming grant funding for local SB 1383 organics recycling infrastructure investments.

Wildfire survivors in a historic neighborhood in Siskiyou County spoke to CalRecycle as wildfire cleanup efforts continue.

Check out these topics and more at CalRecycle’s December Public Meeting.

Full recording of the December Public Meeting (English)
Meeting Recording: YouTube (1:19:35) | Transcript
Full recording of the December Public Meeting (Spanish)
Meeting Recording: YouTube (1:19:33) | Transcript

Videos Played During Meeting

  • Debris removal moves forward for historic Lincoln Heights neighborhood: YouTube (00:52) | Transcript
  • CA turning waste tires into new products to protect Californians and their environment: YouTube (03:14) | Transcript
  • California’s new statewide Pharmaceutical and Sharps Program: YouTube (01:50) | Transcript

November 15, 2022

CalRecycle marked America Recycles Day by highlighting California’s success in recycling 463 billion bottles and cans, 2.6 billion pounds of electronic waste, 264 million waste tires, 27 million gallons of paint, and 8.5 million mattresses. CalRecycle highlighted $800 million in new funding to advance California’s move to a circular use economy and announced over $10.3 million in grant awards to expand local beverage container recycling options and clear farm and ranch lands of illegally dumped materials.

Wildfire survivors in Siskiyou County spoke about the state-managed wildfire cleanup program as CalRecycle and contracted crews begin removing structural wildfire debris on 161 properties that are enrolled in the state program.

Check out these topics and more at CalRecycle’s November Public Meeting.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (1:10:38) | Transcript

Videos Played During Meeting

  • CalRecycle celebrates America Recycles Day: YouTube (01:00) | Transcript
  • Join California’s Environmental Team Cutting Plastic Pollution! Launch of SB 54 packaging recycling: YouTube (01:22) | Transcript
  • Homeowners affected by the Mill Fire talk about signing up for the Debris Removal Program: YouTube (00:41) | Transcript

October 18, 2022

CalRecycle provided a quick breakdown of the 14 new waste and recycling laws passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Newsom to safeguard Californians and move the state closer to a fully circular, renewable economy. Following the completion of 2021 wildfire disaster cleanup operations, the department provided a status update on 2022 wildfire cleanup operations in Siskiyou and Mariposa counties. CalRecycle also announced $2.3 million in grants to keep tires waste tires out of landfills and off local streets with projects that turn old tires into new products.
Learn more about these topics, and get the latest news on how California’s stewardship programs are making industry responsible for collecting and recycling their products once consumers are finished using them by checking out CalRecycle’s October public meeting.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (1:26:30) | Transcript

Spanish

CalRecycle dio una presentación rápida de las 14 nuevas leyes de desechos y reciclaje aprobadas por la legislatura y firmadas por el gobernador Newsom para proteger a los californianos y acercar al estado a una economía renovable y completamente circular. Luego de la finalización de las operaciones de limpieza del desastre de incendios forestales de 2021, el departamento dio una actualización del estado de las operaciones de limpieza de incendios forestales de 2022 en los condados de Siskiyou y Mariposa. CalRecycle también anunció $2.3 millones en subvenciones para mantener las llantas de desecho fuera de los basureros y de las calles locales con proyectos que convierten las llantas viejas en productos nuevos.

Obtenga más información sobre estos temas y obtenga las noticias más recientes sobre cómo los programas de administración de California están responsabilizando a la industria de recolectar y reciclar sus productos una vez que los consumidores terminan de usarlos consultando la reunión pública de octubre de CalRecycle.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (1:25:26) | Transcript

 

Videos Played During Meeting

  • California passes news laws in 2022 to move the state closer to a circular, renewable economy: YouTube (01:58) | Transcript
  • A Placer County wildfire survivor shares her progress one year after joining the state-managed cleanup program: YouTube (01:09) | Transcript
  • See how California is turning waste tires into new products to protect Californians and their environment: YouTube (03:14) | Transcript

September 20, 2022

As CalRecycle works to support 2022 wildfire recovery operations, the department announced the completion of 2021 wildfire debris removal operations with 1,943 properties cleared from 18 fire incidents across 15 counties. CalRecycle also shared data from the department’s latest waste characterization study and awarded nearly $20 million in new circular economy investments to cut waste and recycle materials into valuable California-made products.

CalRecycle shared highlights from Mattress Recycling Council’s 2021 annual report, which showed the industry-run stewardship organization increased collection to over 1.6 million units and diverted 77 percent of collected units from landfills.

Check out these topics and more at CalRecycle’s September public meeting.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (59:10) | Transcript

Spanish

Mientras CalRecycle trabaja para respaldar las operaciones de recuperación de incendios forestales de 2022, el departamento anunció la finalización de las operaciones de eliminación de escombros de incendios forestales de 2021 con 1,943 propiedades limpiadas de 18 incidentes de incendios en 15 condados. CalRecycle también compartió datos del último estudio de caracterización de desechos y otorgó casi $20 millones en nuevas inversiones en economía circular para reducir los desechos y reciclar materiales en valiosos productos hechos en California.

CalRecycle compartió los aspectos más destacados del informe anual del Consejo del Reciclaje de Colchones de 2021, que mostró que la organización administrada por la industria aumentó la recolección a más de 1.6 millones de unidades y desvió el 77 porciento de las unidades recolectadas de los vertederos.

Consulte estos temas y más en la junta pública de septiembre de CalRecycle.

Meeting Recording:YouTube (59:10) | Transcript

 

Videos Played During Meeting

  • Mattress recycling program cuts illegal dumping and transforms old mattresses into new products: YouTube (02:32) | Transcript
  • New Waste Study Shows How Much and What Kind of Trash We’re Throwing Away in CA: YouTube (02:08) | Transcript

August 16, 2022

CalRecycle announced nearly $12 million in new investments in California communities to cut pollution and move the state closer to a fully circular economy. Support includes funding for 62 cities and counties to purchase curbside bins, education and outreach materials, and local costs for recycling local food and yard waste to reduce landfill climate emissions. The department also highlighted new grant opportunities for communities install water refill stations that reduce plastic waste and save residents money. Learn more about these topics, and how Californians are gaining convenient options to safely discard their medical wastes thanks to new extended producer responsibility programs for unused pharmaceuticals and home-generated sharps waste by checking out CalRecycle’s August public meeting. 

Meeting Recording: YouTube (58:48) | Transcript
 

Videos Played During Meeting

  • CalRecycle grant aims to build new water refill stations and reduce plastic waste: YouTube (01:23) | Transcript
  • How the Debris Removal Program Helps Communities Rebuild From Devastating Wildfires: YouTube (01:54) | Transcript

July 19, 2022

CalRecycle updated the progress on two major state laws (SB 1383 and SB 343) designed to cut pollution and move California to a circular economy. The department also announced $37 million in new funding for California businesses, communities and Local Conservation Corps to use less, recycle more and help clear illegal dumpsites throughout the state. Check out these topics and new funding opportunities for cities and counties to customize local bottle and can redemption programs for their residents at CalRecycle’s July public meeting. 

Meeting Recording: YouTube (56:50) | Transcript  

Videos Played During Meeting

7 Million Recycled Mattresses Reduce Illegal Dumping: YouTube (00:55) | Transcript

June 21, 2022

California is moving toward a circular economy that cuts pollution and creates jobs by turning waste into resources. CalRecycle provided updates on the local implementation of new food rescue and food/yard waste recycling programs under SB 1383. The department also announced progress in the rollout of California’s newest extended producer responsibility program for pharmaceutical and home-generated sharps waste. As California nears the completion of its 2021 wildfire disaster debris removal program, process upgrades will help the state respond to future wildfire events faster than ever before. Check out these topics and more at CalRecycle’s June public meeting.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (1:18:11) | Transcript

Videos Played During Meeting

California’s new statewide Pharmaceutical and Sharps Program: YouTube (1:50) | Transcript

May 17, 2022

Clean-up from the 2021 wildfire season hit a new milestone with 94% of the more than 1700 properties enrolled in the state debris removal program cleared of debris, ash, and contaminants.

CalRecycle approved 393 awards for jurisdictions totaling over $41.7 million for the first round of SB 1383 Local Assistance Grants. Funding will help reduce landfill methane emissions through local investments in new curbside containers, education and outreach materials, record-keeping subscriptions, refrigerators for food rescue programs, side loaders for collection vehicles, as well as personnel and administrative costs for local implementation of new organics recycling and surplus food recovery programs.

Check out these topics and more at CalRecycle’s May public meeting.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (50:27) | Transcript

 

Videos Played During Meeting

April 19, 2022

Clean-up from the 2021 wildfire season is meeting its final stretch with nearly 90 percent of all properties cleared of debris, ash, and contaminants. New funding is now available to support local governments with SB 1383 food waste recycling implementation costs. CalRecycle is working to get $270 million dollars in circular economy investments into our communities as quickly as possible. And the program offers $20 million dollars in grants to help build and expand food waste co-digestion projects at existing wastewater treatment plants. Check out these topics and more at CalRecycle’s April public meeting.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (1:14:55) | Transcript
 

Videos Played During Meeting

  • How Co-Digestion Recycles Food Waste and Creates Renewable Energy: YouTube (2:26) | Transcript
  • CalRecycle’s Office of Innovation Helping to Build a Circular Economy in California: YouTube (2:32) | Transcript

March 15, 2022

CalRecycle-managed crews have now cleared debris from 80 percent of the properties enrolled in the state’s 2021 wildfire cleanup program with no out-of-pocket costs for survivors even if they are underinsured or uninsured.

To help achieve California’s waste and climate goals, CalRecycle is working to get $270 million dollars in new circular economy investments into our communities as quickly as possible.

And $9.6 million dollars in funds will boost beverage container recycling and litter reduction in 443 California cities and counties to help meet the state’s 80% beverage container recycling goal.

These topics and more were covered in CalRecycle’s March Public Meeting.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (51:06) | Transcript

 

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  • CalRecycle’s Year-Round Effort to Clear Wildfire Debris: YouTube (2:01) | Transcript
  • CalRecycle’s Edible Food Recovery Grant Helps to Rescue and Distribute Surplus Food to Californians: YouTube (1:07) | Transcript

February 15, 2022

Statewide requirements for food and yard waste recycling and surplus food recovery took effect on January 1st to help California cut landfill climate emissions. CalRecycle is seeing progress on the rollout of new collection programs. The department announced
$31 million in circular economy funding for 12 compost and anaerobic digestion projects across the state.

And a project in Los Angeles will use about 284,000 waste tires to reduce noise and vibration from the Metro Gold Line Foothill
Extension. These are just a few of the topics discussed during CalRecycle’s February public meeting.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (53:14) | Transcript

 

Videos Played During Meeting

  • California’s climate fight invests in turning our food waste into clean energy and compost: YouTube (2:40) | Transcript
  • Tire Recycling Program Overview: YouTube (3:02) | Transcript

January 18, 2022

With the implementation of local organics recycling and surplus food recovery programs, California is pioneering new climate action. In 2022, communities began implementing SB 1383; the biggest mandatory residential food waste recycling program in the U.S.

The state’s latest budget invests over $270 million dollars to accelerate the state’s move to a circular economy. That includes dedicated funding for local organics recycling and surplus food recovery infrastructure.

An innovative citywide mobile recycling program is now up and running in San Francisco; making it easier for people to redeem California Redemption Value on their bottles and cans.

Also, California is turning its leftover paint problem into a circular economy solution with a program designed to reuse or recycle excess paint in a safe, environmentally-friendly way.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (1:38:13) | Transcript

 

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December 21, 2021

Debris is now clear on about half of the properties enrolled in California’s wildfire debris removal program. CalRecycle checked in with two Placer County wildfire survivors on how recovery is going in their community.

With organic waste making up more than half of what California landfills each year, CalRecycle expects the implementation of the state’s new organic waste and food recovery law, SB 1383, to have a significant impact on the state’s recycling rate in the new year.

And California launches the first of several new pharmaceuticals and home-generated sharps waste stewardship programs to provide Californians with access to free, safe, and convenient disposal options for expired, used, or unwanted pharmaceutical and sharps.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (1:28:35) | Transcript

 

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November 16, 2021

  • Crews are making significant progress in clearing family homes destroyed by the 2021 wildfires; some much earlier than anticipated.
  • In just six weeks, California’s new organic waste recycling and surplus food recovery law takes effect statewide. The recent passage of SB 619 offers a new compliance pathway for jurisdictions that are not prepared to meet the new requirements on January 1.

Governor Gavin Newsom’s California Comeback Plan includes $270 million dollars to support a circular economy. This includes:

  • $165 million for food and yard waste recycling infrastructure
  • $75 million to raise the demand for recyclables and attract green industry too California with CalRecycle’s new Office of Innovation in Recycling and Remanufacturing
  • $5 million to expand food waste prevention and surplus food recovery projects
  • $5 million to expand Community Composting programs
  • $20 million to upgrade waste-water treatment plants that turn food waste into clean energy or biofuel.

Meeting Recording: YouTube (62:00 ) | Transcript


Videos Played During Meeting

  • Growing Communities by Building California’s Circular Economy : YouTube (2:46 ) | Transcript
  • Edible Food Recovery Grant funds local food rescue projects: YouTube (1:02) | Transcript
  • How California is contributing to a renewable, circular economy: YouTube (4:30) | Transcript

CalRecycle provides live web audio broadcasts of all its public meetings.

October 19, 2021

Taking historic action to fight trash pollution and the climate crisis, Governor Gavin Newsom signed seven new laws to build a more renewable, circular economy in California.

CalRecycle also launched statewide disaster debris recovery operations to help survivors of the 2021 wildfire season recover and rebuild.

The Department also announced new grant funds to support:

  • A beverage container recycling pilot program in Sonoma County.
  • A vibration mitigation project using recycled tires along the Los Angeles Metro Train Line.
  • Six businesses that remanufacture recycled tires into new products.

Meeting recordingYouTube (1:08:41) | Transcript


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September 21, 2021

  • CalRecycle approved 5 local pilot projects to help communities test innovative new methods of CRV redemption.
    • Encouraged by their success, the Legislature and Governor authorized CalRecycle to approve 5 additional pilot projects, and CalRecycle has announced it is accepting applications now.
  • The department also highlighted the recent LA Climate Tour, where CalRecycle Director Rachel Machi Wagoner visited food rescue and food waste recycling sites in the LA are that are already implementing California’s new climate law.
  • The Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling co-chair Richard Valle announced recommendations on a wide range of issues impacting California’s recycling and waste system.
  • And a video highlighting a compost facility in San Joaquin County helping communities comply with SB 1383 implementation by recycling their organic waste and transforming it into valuable compost.

Meeting RecordingYouTube (1:18:12) | Transcript


Videos Played During Meeting

  • LA Climate Tour: YouTube (2:49)| Transcript
  • Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling Recommendations: YouTube (5:35)| Transcript
  • California communities fight climate change by turning climate causing organics into compost: YouTube (2:56) | Transcript
  • Applications Being Accepted for 5 Additional Beverage Container Recycling Program Pilot Project: YouTube (1:41) | Transcript

August 17, 2021

  • An update on the Beverage Container Recycling Program pilot projects and an announcement that applications are open for California communities who want to pilot new models for bottle and can redemption.
  • A progress report on California’s wildfire debris removal program underway throughout the state.
  • Data from the Biomass Conversion Facility Annual Report.
  • And a highlights from a recent discussion CalRecycle Director Rachel Machi Wagoner and CalRecycle employees had with members from the Local Conservation Corps about green jobs and efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste.

Meeting RecordingYouTube (42:38) | Transcript

 

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July 20, 2021

  • CalRecycle and all of its partner agencies reached a major milestone in the statewide wildfire debris removal cleanup program.
  • The California state budget allocated funds for five new beverage container recycling pilot projects.
  • And the department announced grant awards to 59 Local Enforcement Agencies to help carry out solid waste facilities permit and inspection programs.

Meeting RecordingYouTube (1:21:47) | Transcript

 

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June 15, 2021

  • CalRecycle announced 14 grant awards to the Local Conservation Corps which help clean up our communities and reduce waste, as well as help youth from disadvantaged communities gain valuable career development skills.
  • The department also launched new tools and resources to help communities comply with upcoming organic waste recycling and edible food recovery rules.
  • CalRecycle’s enforcement branch announced that the city of Tracy formally has come into compliance with Mandatory Commercial Recycling laws.

Meeting RecordingYouTube (1:12:32) | Transcript

 

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For more information contact, the Office of Public Affairs, opa@calrecycle.ca.gov