In the News
- Much Work Ahead to Meet 75% Recycling Goal (Californians Against Waste, Mar 26, 2015)
- Think Nobody Wants To Buy Ugly Fruits And Veggies? Think Again (KPBS, Mar 26, 2015)
- CalRecycle Assists Mono County in Round Fire Cleanup: Debris Removal Efforts Could Reach $2.5 Million (CalRecycle, Mar 25, 2015)
- CalRecycle Enters Partnership with U.S. Labor Department: Joint effort targets labor law violations at California recycling centers (CalRecycle, Mar 13, 2015)
- Earth Day 2015
Earth Day is an important time to reflect on the natural beauty that surrounds us and our duty to protect it – and it’s a terrific way to celebrate our commitment in fun events in our own neighborhoods. Check out our Earth Day 2015 page which includes events happening near you!
- 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.
- Climate Change
Strengthening recycling’s role in the fight against climate change, CalRecycle is supporting projects through its newly established greenhouse gas reduction grants. In all, $19.5 million has been earmarked for construction of new facilities, expansion of existing facilities, and equipment upgrades to process greater amounts of recycled materials. For more information, see our Organics Grants Program page.
- State of Recycling in California
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!
- California's 75 Percent Initiative
California’s new goal--recycle 75 percent of our solid waste by 2020. Join us!