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America Recycles Day Alert: California takes on the recycling slump with upgrades that fight trash pollution

SACRAMENTO, November 15, 2021 – Every year, California discards enough plastic to fill 80,000 Olympic-sized pools. In response to a lagging statewide recycling rate and rising public concern about this surge of single-use trash polluting our neighborhoods and ocean, California is modernizing its recycling system to expand reuse and in-state remanufacturing. California recycling innovations include […]

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Wildfire Survivors Must Act Now to Join California’s No-Cost 2020 Wildfire Cleanup Program

SACRAMENTO, December 14, 2020 – Survivors whose homes were damaged in the 2020 California wildfires now have until January 15, 2021, to sign up for the government-run debris removal program. The program is also available to property owners with fire-damaged trees in danger of falling on public roads and other infrastructure. The state’s consolidated debris […]

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California Launches Statewide Wildfire Cleanup

SACRAMENTO – The State of California has started the process of safely removing residential wildfire debris from over 5,600 properties across the state after more than 8,000 climate-induced wildfires burned 4.1 million acres in recent months. The coordinated effort between federal, state, and local leaders is a critical step towards individual and community disaster recovery. […]

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California Climate Investments Direct Food to 1 in 4 Californians without Enough to Eat

SACRAMENTO October 15, 2020 - As part of the state’s effort to combat the devastating impacts of climate super pollutants, California will direct $4 million in Cap-and-Trade grant dollars to local food waste prevention projects, including food rescue for families in need.   Feed People, Not Landfills   Hunger in California has doubled – and in some counties, […]

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Tree Removal Starts New Phase of Camp Fire Recovery

SACRAMENTO, May 26, 2020 – Camp Fire recovery efforts from California’s deadliest wildfire are entering a new phase, which includes the removal of hundreds of thousands of fire-damaged trees in danger of falling in Paradise and surrounding communities. In the coming weeks, the state will award four contracts: two to help manage the mass tree removal […]

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California Issues $3.6 Million Action against CVS to Help Consumers Redeem Recycling Deposits

SACRAMENTO December 9, 2019 – The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) today announced a $3.6 million enforcement action against CVS Health Corp. for failing to meet its obligation to redeem Californians’ deposits on recycled bottles and cans at stores throughout the state. The action is part of the state’s broader effort to […]

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CalRecycle Funds Cleanup of Illegal Dumpsites

SACRAMENTO April 22, 2019 – The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has awarded $401,560 in cleanup grants to restore 13 agricultural properties in five counties through its Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program. The vineyards, orchards, tribe land, and other farm and ranch lands have been overrun with […]

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Camp Fire Debris Removal Set to Resume March 18

SACRAMENTO March 18, 2019 – Wildfire debris removal crews in Butte County will resume Camp Fire cleanup operations on March 18 following a temporary demobilization due to wet weather. The Camp Fire Incident Management Team reassessed site conditions and determined 80 debris removal crews, consisting of three to five workers each, could safely restart work […]

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California Eyes Upgrade to Aging E-Waste Program

SACRAMENTO May 31, 2018 – In an effort to keep pace with rapidly evolving technology, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is out with a new set of recommendations to redesign California’s Electronic Waste Recycling Act (SB 20, Sher, Chapter 526, Statutes of 2003). Right now, the state’s Covered Electronic Waste (CEW) payment […]