California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

In Focus

  • 2015 Wildfire Cleanups

    CalRecycle crews are currently helping to coordinate cleanup and restoration work in the wake of the devastating Butte, Valley, Trinity County, and Rocky & Jerusalem wildfires. See our 2015 California Wildfires Cleanups page for information and updates.

  • What are you recycling? Find a recycling center fast!

    Whether you’ve got beverage containers to return for cash, old paint taking up space in the garage, used oil from that last oil change, or any other recyclable material, our new interactive mapping tool will help you find nearby recycling options.

  • Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling

    California businesses are required to start recycling their organic waste by April 1, 2016, depending on the amount of waste they generate each week. By 2016, local jurisdictions must have an organic waste recycling program in place for those businesses. See our Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling page for more information.

  • Education and the Environment Initiative

    CalRecycle is helping to secure our recycling future by strengthening environmental awareness in the classroom. Learn more about the California Education and the Environment Initiative!

  • State of Recycling in California

    As California pursues its statewide goal of 75 percent recycling, composting and source reduction, check out where we stand today in recycling and disposal of our discards.

  • California's 75 Percent Initiative

    California’s goal to recycle 75 percent of its solid waste is the subject of a new report that outlines key focus areas and strategies to help get us there.