Lists thousands of recycled products, as well as manufacturers, distributors, and processors who make the products or process the materials used to make them. Helps State agencies and private industry find the resources to buy recycled. Information is drawn from several national RCP databases and supplemented from the Board’s various informational resources. Another way our businesses get attention for making recycled products.
An online product catalog to help people find recycled-content product manufacturers. At this time, only RMDZ businesses are featured, in an effort to promote both buying recycled and to build on the efforts of this special business assistance program. It is more oriented to retail products.
Waste Characterization Reports
CalRecycle has recently completed two major waste characterization studies: Disposal-Facility-Based Study, which analyzes the material disposed in the state’s waste stream; and a Commercial Generator Study, which includes data on materials disposed and recycled from the state’s commercial sector. This information is critical for waste management planning–and for reaching our recycling and greenhouse gas reduction goals.
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 and our Organics Materials Management page for more information.
What are you recycling? Find a recycling location 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 another recyclable material, our new interactive mapping tool will help you find nearby recycling options that accept material from the public.