North Coast Recycling Market Development Zone
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Locate or Grow your Recycled Materials Business in California’s Beautiful North Coast Region.
The Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) program combines recycling with economic development to fuel new businesses, expand existing ones, create jobs, and divert waste from landfills.
This program provides attractive loans, technical assistance, and free product marketing to businesses that use materials from the waste stream to manufacture their products and are located in a zone. The zones cover roughly 88,000 square miles of California from the Oregon border to San Diego.
Assistance is provided by local zone administrators. Local government incentives may include relaxed building codes and zoning laws, streamlined local permit processes, reduced taxes and licensing, and increased and consistent secondary material feedstock supply. Local incentives vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. In addition to loans, CalRecycle offers free product marketing.
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North Coast RMDZ
The North Coast Recycling Market Development Zone (NCRMDZ) program combines recycling with economic development to fuel new businesses, expand existing ones, create jobs and divert waste from landfills.
The re-use of recycled materials reduces business operating costs by replacing higher-cost virgin feedstock with recycled feedstock or scrap material for many manufacturers. Materials to be targeted for feedstock in the NCRMDZ include construction and demolition waste, mixed paper, compostable materials, mixed plastic, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and film plastic used by the agricultural industry.
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Depending on your business needs, there are many ways that the NCRMDZ program can assist your enterprise. Companies wishing to establish or expand their recycling related business will find a wealth of resources and opportunities in the California North Coast area. Known as one of the most desirable places to live and work in California, the North Coast offers a top quality workforce, strong business environment and a well-developed recycling infrastructure.
Learn More About Business Loans
The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a Recycling Market Development Zone Loan Program to encourage California-based recycling businesses located within California financing businesses that prevent, reduce, or recycle recovered waste materials through value-added processing or manufacturing. Facilities must be located within a CalRecycle-designated RMDZ and use postconsumer or secondary recovered waste feedstock generated in California.
Could your business benefit by using targeted materials as feedstock?
Agricultural Industry Film Plastic
Agricultural film plastic can be used to make...
Reusable bags for the grocery industry
Third-party Certified Post-consumer Resin
Discarded carpet can be used to make...
Erosion Control Products
Enriches soil, helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests.
Reduces the need for chemical fertilizers.
Encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi.
Breaks down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material.
Construction and Demolition Waste
C&D Waste can be used to make...
Reclaimed Crushed Concrete
Ground Drywall Soil Amendment
Mixed Paper can be used to make...
Mixed Plastics can be used to make...
PET can be used to make...
Fiber for Clothing
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