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California Recycling & Waste Related Links, Information & Resources




California Environmental Protection Agency

State Pollution Prevention Program

Department of Toxic Substances Control
Mr. Kim Wilheim
Department of Toxic Substances Control Pollution Prevention, Public and Regulatory
Assistance Division
400 P Street
P.O. Box 806
Sacramento, CA 95812-0806

Tony Eulo
Local Government Commission
909 12th Street
Suite 205
Sacramento, California 95814

California Integrated Waste Management Board
8800 Cal Center Drive
Sacramento, California 95826
Recycling Hotline: 800-553-2962
General Public Information:


California Recycling Coalitions and/or Associations

Gary Liss
CA Resource Recovery Assoc.
4395 Gold Trail Way
Loomis, CA 95659-8901
(916) 652-4450, Fax: 652-0250



California Materials Exchange (CALMAX)
California Integrated Waste Management Board
1001 I Street
PO Box 4025, MS-14
Sacramento, CA 95812
Contact: Diana Rivera
Phone: 877 520-9703 (toll free)
Fax: 916 319-7641
E-mail: calmax@ciwmb.ca.gov
Web site: www.ciwmb.ca.gov/calmax

California Recycled Plastics Markets
Phone: 888 753-7485
E-mail: help@caplasticsmarkets.com
Web site: http://fmp.plasticsmarkets.com/plasticsmarkets/
Services: Connects buyers and sellers of recycled plastics through online listings.

Los Angeles County Materials Exchange
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works,
Environmental Programs Division
900 South Fremont Avenue, 3rd Floor Annex
Alhambra, CA 91803-1331 
Contact: Jennifer Nguyen
Phone: 626 458-3580
Fax: 626 458-3593
E-mail: jenguyen@dpw.co.la.ca.us
Web site: http://ladpw.org/epd/lacomax/
Services: Free service provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works designed to help residents, businesses, institutions, and organizations in Los Angeles County find markets for their industrial by-products, surplus materials, and other discards.

Contact: Bert Ball
Phone: 213 485-1097
E-mail: bert@lashares.org
Web site: www.lashares.org
Services: L.A. SHARES is a nonprofit materials reuse program, which takes donations of reusable goods and materials (both new and gently used) from the local business community and redistributes these items free of charge to nonprofit organizations and schools throughout Los Angeles County. In addition to receiving tax deductions for items contributed, donors save the disposal cost of unwanted items. L.A. SHARES will arrange for a free pick up of your donation.

PO Box 660
Napa, CA 94559-0660
Phone: 707 257-9250, Ext. 7291 or Ext. 7769
Fax: 707 257-9522
E-mail: kmiller@cityofnapa.org
Web site: www.napamax.org
Services: Materials exchange program for the City of Napa. Web site enables users to gain needed materials or to discard any unnecessary or unwanted materials.

ProMax Materials Reuse Network
Ecology Action
PO Box 1188
Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1188  
Contact: Victor R. Aguiar
Phone: 831 426-5925, Ext. 35
Fax: 831 425-1404
E-mail: promax@ecoact.org
Web site: www.ecoact.org/temp/zero_waste/promax.html
Services: Web site provides a list of materials available and wanted.
Sonomax - Sonoma County Material Exchange
575 Administration Drive, Room 117A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403  
Contact: Karina Chilcott
Phone: 707 565-3668
707 527-3701
E-mail: sonomax@ap.net
Web site: www.recyclenow.org/sonomax

Ventura County Materials Exchange (VCMAX)
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009-1650
Contact: Lorraine Timmons
Phone: 805 648-9226
Fax: 805 648-9233
E-mail: swmd@rain.org
Web site: www.rain.org/~swmd/vcmax
Services: Web site has a listing of available and wanted materials and a list of California and national exchanges.



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