Recycling Market Development Zone

Stanislaus County

The Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) encompasses the cities of Ceres, Hughson, Modesto, Newman, Oakdale, Patterson, Riverbank, Turlock, Waterford, and all of the unincorporated area of the county.


The zone will provide permitting assistance and networking opportunities for businesses locating in Stanislaus County. It will also provide information regarding funding opportunities, siting assistance, and resources for technical assistance. Additionally, the Stanislaus Enterprise Zone incorporates parts of Modesto, Turlock, Ceres and the unincorporated County. Businesses are eligible to receive tax credits for qualified employees, sales tax credits, up-front expensing of certain depreciable property, preference on State contracts, and 100 percent NOL (Net Operating Loss) carry-forward.

Target Materials

The zone has various types of waste paper and cardboard, plastics, glass, metals, yard waste, and other organic materials such as food waste, tires, wood, textiles, and inert materials to be processed and made into new products.


In addition to excellent highway access, the Port of Stockton is less than one hour away from most points in the zone. Local services provide containerized cargo shipping to the Port. The zone includes more than 850 acres of reasonably priced industrially zoned land, some with vacant buildings appropriate for recycling-based industries.


Mitchell Medeiros

Senior Resource Management Specialist
3800 Cornucopia Way, Ste. C
Modesto, CA 95358
Phone: (209) 525-6788
County: Stanislaus
CalRecycle Contact: Frank Severson


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Recycling Market Development Zone Program:
Zone Assistance: Regional Zone Contacts or, (916) 341-6199