Recycling Market Development Zone

Solano County


The Solano Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) includes the Cities of Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista,Vacaville, Vallejo and the unincorporated areas of Solano County. The Solano RMDZ is administered by the County of Solano’s Department of Resource Management and supported by the Solano Economic Development Corporation.

Target Materials

Organics (Including soiled paper, foodwaste, green waste) Construction and Demolition materials and plastics.


Solano County is nexus of all transportation options:

Air – 47 miles to Sacramento International Airport; 55 miles to Oakland International Airport; 57 miles to San Francisco International Airport;

Rail - Union Pacific freight line provides national rail service to many parts of the County;

Sea - 60 miles to the Port of Oakland International, 40 miles to the Port of Stockton, 60 miles to the Port of West Sacramento; and

Highway – US Interstate 80 runs through Solano County. Other US Interstates are 505, 580, and 780. State Highway 12 is a designated federal freight corridor. Other State Highways are SR 29, SR37, SR 113, SR 84, SR 128 and SR 220


As of March 3, 2017, Solano employed 195,600 workers. The County’s not seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate is at 5.6 percent. Over 2016, Solano County added 1,600 new jobs; an increase of 1.0 percent. Wages in Solano County remain very competitive with respect to other counties within its region, especially the urban, Bay Area counties where wages have risen more quickly. Private-sector incomes and jobs are leading the way in Solano County’s economic expansion.

Additional Advantages

Strategically located between the political powerhouse of Sacramento and the business dynamos of San Francisco and Silicon Valley, adjacent to the world-famous Napa Wine Country and near 4 of the nation’s top research universities, Solano County is at the center of everything. Companies from throughout California, the nation and around the world have established a presence in Solano County. In addition to a thriving leisure and hospitality sector, Solano has a renowned & growing biotech cluster, a dynamic manufacturing base, expanding wine and food niche, major company headquarters, regional offices and extensive retail combine to make Solano County one of the most vibrant business centers in the nation.


Narcisa Untal

Senior Planner
675 Texas St
Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (707) 784-3172
FAX: (707) 784-4805
County: Solano
CalRecycle Contact: Frank Severson


The following table was tested using Chrome browser and NVDA.For NVDA users, enable Focus Mode to navigate the following table with selectable items.Or, press the Tab key to enter table and navigate cells using arrow keys.You may also use AudioEye’s Toolbar player that will announce table contents. If you are having trouble reading the table, please use the Export To Excel button to download to Excel.

Place NamePlace ClassIn Zone

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