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An environmental consulting and testing company serving Northern California with the latest environmental testing and inspections for asbestos, indoor air quality, lead, mold, and radon.

Battery Recycling: Call2Recycle

Call2Recycle, Inc., is a battery product stewardship organization in North America.

Beverage Container Recycling Centers

State-approved beverage container recycling sit(CRV) sites.

Bye-Bye Mattress

A California statewide program to help locate mattress recycling facilities.

California Plastic Bag In-Store Recycling

California has mandated, through the At-Store Recycling Program, that plastic carryout bag recycling drop-off bins be made available at all regulated supermarkets and large retail stores with a pharmacy.

California Product Stewardship Council

A guide that provides “problem product” life cycle information, recycling information, and policy and legislation information.

Californians Against Waste (CAW)

Tracks legislation on waste and recycling in the California legislature.


A California state government run program providing recycling information and resources for residents.

Carpet Recovery

A California statewide program developing market-based solutions to recycling and reuse of post-consumer carpets.

Carton Council

An informational guide on food cartons and why recycling them is important to our infrastructure.

Cristina Foundation

Places to donate used computers and other technology.

CRV Information

Information on beverage containers eligible for CRV (California Redemption Value).

Designing Recycled Content for Packaging

This Guide supports brands and suppliers who are looking to incorporate recycled content in packaging. The Guide provides practical recommendations to inform strategy and decision making by outlining existing challenges, illuminating areas of opportunity, and dispelling myths about the use of recycled content.


An informational guide about what is considered e-waste and a directory of where to properly recycle it in California.

Electronics Take-Back Coalition

List of tech manufacturer take-back programs.

Go Green Drop

An informational guide to why it is important to recycle clothing.

Green Waste Recovery’s Garbage Assistance

Learn where your e-waste goes

e-Stewards® is a global team of individuals, institutions, businesses, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies upholding a safe, ethical, and globally responsible standard for e-waste recycling and refurbishment. We stop the export of illegal hazardous e-waste to developing nations and create a safe, green, and just world through sharing and using the principled and practical standard for electronics recycling and reuse.

Love Food Not Waste

Store food a little differently to make it last longer. Use up the food already in the kitchen.


Locations for convenient drop-off and information on mail back programs for expired and unwanted medications.

Medical Waste Management

Description of what medical waste is and how to dispose of it.

National Yellow Pages Opt-out Site

A service for homeowners to opt-out of receiving your local Yellow Pages deliveries.

Northern California Recycling Association

NCRA is an association of recycling businesses, community groups, municipalities, and individuals committed to promoting, expanding, and institutionalizing recycling. Founded in 1978, NCRA is a nonprofit trade organization for recyclers with around 200 members, the majority of whom are located in Northern California.


PaintCare is a program that partners with businesses to take back paint. This program is available in states that have passed paint stewardship laws. Visit the website to find a paint drop-off location near you. PaintCare will also provide pick-ups for quantities 200+ gallons to those that qualify. Must fill out a form found on the website to participate in pick-up program.

Plastic Bank

Together, we are revealing value in plastic waste and improving lives. Our members exchange plastic waste at local collection branches for secure income and life-improving benefits that include access to health, work and life insurance, social assistance, digital connectivity and banking services. By offering safe and traceable sources of income, we’re empowering vulnerable communities with a path out of poverty.

Plastic Film Recycling

Drop off locations for plastic bags and wraps.

Recycle Cartons

Formed in 2009, the Carton Council is an industry organization committed to growing carton recycling in the U.S. By promoting both recycling technology and local collection programs, as well as growing awareness that cartons are recyclable, we work to limit the number of cartons that become waste.

Recycling a House

An educational guide about the items that are used to build houses and how they can be recycled post-demolition.

Recycling Education Resources for K-12 Schools

The state agency, CalRecycle, provides educational resources at this link.

Refuel Your Fun

An informational guide for reusable 1lb propane containers; where to buy, refill & exchange containers.

Santa Clara County Food Recovery

This website is designed to help you develop your own food recovery program in order to comply with new state regulations from Senate Bill 1383 about surplus edible food.

Santa Clara County Green Business Program

A statewide Green Business network that certifies businesses that have incorporated environmentally sound practices into their business operations.

SJSU Campus Recycling

An informational guide to campus recycling and moving services offered to San Jose State University students.

SJSU Clothes Closet

The Clothes Closet was designed to help alleviate two major issues: massive waste generated annually by discarded clothing and students unable to meet their basic needs. Donations from all are accepted.

SJSU Environmental Studies Program

The official web page for the San Jose State University Department of Environmental Studies.

South Bay Green Gardens

A program dedicated to conserving water, preventing pollution, and promote healthy soil in the South Bay Area.

Steel and the Circular Economy: A Guide to Sustainable Manufacturing and Construction

Description of steel sustainability

Sustainable Weddings

Tips on how to have an earth-friendly and sustainable wedding.

The Myth of Biodegradation in Landfills

Dr. William Rathje proves that biodegradation of materials in landfills is a myth.

The ReUse People

An environmentally-friendly company that provides an alternative to traditional demolition that deconstructs buildings and resells the usable items as a tax-deductible for the building owner.

Universal Waste

Hazardous waste regulations designate a category of hazardous wastes called “universal waste” (u-waste). This category includes many items, including fluorescent lamps, cathode ray tubes, instruments that contain mercury, batteries, and others.

Waste Banned From Trash

Description and list of materials banned from trash.


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