Recycle Fraud Program (Recycle Fraud)

This program’s primary objective is to detect and stop existing fraud by organized criminal groups against the recycling fund and to deter future fraud through the successful prosecution of criminal activity.

The Recycle Fraud teams work throughout California and in neighboring states, investigating organizations that commit large scale fraud against California’s extremely important recycling program.

Fraud committed against the people of California comes in many forms; criminal elements have no boundaries when it comes to profiting.

Together with our law enforcement partners and CalRecycle, the Department of Justice recycle fraud teams have been responsible for the seizure of tons of materials that were destined to be used to commit large scale fraud against the people of California and prosecute those individuals that attempt to commit these crimes.