Recycling Market Development Zone

Calaveras County

The Calaveras County RMDZ includes all of the unincorporated portions of the County.

Calaveras County is centrally located in the Mother Lode with convenient access to substantial resources, including the Stanislaus and El Dorado National Forests; Central California Bureau of Land Management District; and Butte and Rim Fire recovery areas, both of which were federally declared disasters.


The Calaveras County Economic Development Department (CCEDD) provides businesses with direct one-on-one assistance and helps them navigate the regulatory process. The Department aims to enhance the economic vitality and sustainability of the community while encouraging and helping a diverse array of businesses to thrive here. We also facilitate multi-agency response team meetings on behalf of business aimed at streamlining the permitting process. We are here to connect your business to the right people by collaborating with business associations and acting as a conduit to private, state, and federal resources.


The proposed RMDZ administrative department CCEDD provides free and confidential direct business assistance to businesses interested in locating or expanding in Calaveras County. Additionally, CCEDD staff work to attract businesses and promote job growth and stability. A list of incentives can be located at this following link:

Target Materials

Organic materials such as wood waste and pine needles, glass, paper, metals from landfills for use in the manufacture of recycled content products.


Calaveras County is uniquely positioned and has the characteristics to ensure regions are represented that have high potential to target existing manufacturing businesses to include more recovered materials and/ or to assist them in staying viable; and have high potential to target new businesses that can be quickly established to use regionally available commodities, thus allowing Calaveras County to provide a robust RMDZ business environment.

Calaveras County is situated in the central Sierra, bordered by Tuolumne County to the south, San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties to the west, Amador County to the North and Alpine County to the east. Calaveras Counties unique position is also serviced by four state highways, 4, 12, 26 and 49.

Additional Advantages

For further local RMDZ information, see


Kathryn Gallino

891 Mountain Ranch Rd
San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone: (209) 754-6742
County: Calaveras
CalRecycle Contact: Frank Severson

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