3970 Resources Recycling and Recovery
Mission Statement

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) protects public health, safety, and the environment by regulating solid waste facilities, including landfills, and promoting recycling of a variety of materials, including beverage containers, electronic waste, waste tires, used oil, and other materials. CalRecycle also promotes the following waste diversion practices: (1) source reduction, (2) recycling and composting, and (3) reuse. Additional departmental activities include research, permitting, inspection, enforcement, public awareness, education, market development to promote recycling industries, and technical assistance to local agencies. Lastly, CalRecycle administers the Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI), a statewide effort promoting environmental education in California.