CA Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Make Getting A CRV Refund Easier For RecyclersIt's been a year since KPIX first uncovered systemic troubles with California's bottle and can recycling program. During the pandemic things just got worse. Now lawmakers are looking for a fix.
11 Arrested In California Multi-State Recycling SchemeAuthorities have arrested 11 suspects they say ran a multi-state recycling fraud operation that smuggled empty cans and bottles into California.
California Fines CVS $3.6 Million For Failing To RecycleCalifornia is fining the nation's largest pharmacy health care provider a record $3.6 million for failing to redeem deposits on bottles and cans at some of its locations, regulators said Monday.
California Recycling Director to Resign in DecemberScott Smithline announced Friday that he’ll leave his post with the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery at the end of December.
Governor Signs S.F. Lawmaker's Urgency Funding Bill for Recycling CentersGov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a San Francisco assemblyman's urgency measure providing funding to bolster the dwindling presence of recycling centers in California. The bill takes effect immediately.
Recycling Fraud Leads To Jail Time For Oakland Man, 3 Washington ResidentsAn Oakland man is headed to jail for recycling fraud, according to CalRecycle, the state department charged with improving conservation through recycling and waste management.