Outdoor Residential Waste Burning - Waste Types and Proper Disposal

This page last reviewed December 13, 2013.

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) website contains helpful information about how all waste is managed in California. The links below describe waste generated by homes, businesses, and institutions. They also can help you find the nearest locations for proper disposal of these materials in your community.

Types of Waste

Simple Listing of Waste Types

Descriptions of Waste Categories

Residential Waste Characterization

Finding Proper Disposal Locations and Contacts

Reducing Waste
Reuse (The “Heart”of Waste Reduction)
Buy Recycled

Electronic Waste
Used Oil Recycling Centers

Waste Tire Haulers Database
Where to Recycle

Local (Waste) Enforcement Agencies
Waste Facility Site Search