Department of Public Works
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Los Angeles County Recycling Market Development Zone

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. The program was developed by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) as part of an ongoing effort to increase the diversion of waste going to landfills. It is a partnership between CalRecycle and local jurisdictions.
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This program provides business and technical assistance, product marketing, and financial assistance to businesses that manufacture a recycled-content product or process materials for recycling. Manufacturing or processing must occur within the RMDZ.


As of July 2013, the Los Angeles County RMDZ consists of the following jurisdictions:

  • City of Azusa
  • City of Baldwin Park
  • City of Burbank
  • City of Carson
  • City of Commerce
  • City of Compton
  • City of Covina
  • City of Culver City
  • City of El Monte
  • City of Glendale
  • City of Huntington Park
  • City of Inglewood
  • City of Monrovia
  • City of Palmdale
  • City of Santa Fe Springs
  • City of South Gate
  • City of Torrance
  • City of Vernon
  • City of Whittier
  • Unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County


  • Contact Information
    Please call the Los Angeles County RMDZ at (626) 458-2516, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Managed by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Environmental Programs Division
    Toll Free Phone Number: 1(888) CLEAN LA
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