Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ)
Resource Guide for Recycling-Based Businesses (PDF) - Includes information about financial assistance, technical assistance, business development assistance, recyclable materials supplies assistance, and permitting/regulatory compliance assistance.
Business Resources - Includes financing, grants, business development, green business, and other resources for businesses
Contra Costa Recycling Market Development Zone Map
The Contra Costa County Recycling Market Development Zone follows the Industrial Shoreline of the County (green areas on the above map). Starting in the City of El Cerrito the zone heads north, following the shorelines of the San Francisco and San Pablo Bays, encompassing the cities of Richmond, San Pablo, Pinole, and Hercules. At the Carquinez Straits, the zone then heads East including the cities of Martinez, Concord, Pittsburg, Antioch, Oakley and Brentwood going up into the Sacramento Delta waterways. All unincorporated areas and communities in-between these cities are also part of the Contra Costa RMDZ (such as El Sobrante, Rodeo, Crockett, Port Costa, Pacheco, Bay Point and Byron).
Contra Costa Recycling Market Development Zone Targeted Materials
Eligible materials include but are not limited to:
- Green waste (yard debris)
- Electronics waste (anything with a cord)Wood
- Construction and demolition debris, including:
- Wallboard (gypsum)
- Carpet and padding
- Roofing materials
- Porcelain (tubs, sinks, toilets)