Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ)

Through the California Department of Recycling Resources and Recovery (CalRecycle), the RMDZ Program offers low-interest loans and other incentives to businesses that turn otherwise wasted materials into new products and expand markets for recyclable materials.

Are you a manufacturer or processor that:

  1. Uses (or plans on using) post-consumer, industrial and/or agriculture materials to make a new product?
  2. Located (or looking to locate) within Merced County?
If so, please contact the Merced County Regional RMDZ Administrator at:

Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority
7040 N. Highway 59
Merced, CA 95348

Phone: (209) 723-4481 ext. 24 / Fax: (209) 384-3109


As a potential RMDZ business, you may qualify for low-interest loans for the purchase of equipment and other relevant business costs.

In addition to loans, CalRecycle offers product marketing (at no cost) through the RecycleStore.


Current RMDZ businesses within the Merced County Regional Zone


Central Valley Concrete/Central Valley Trucking in Merced

Recycling asphalt and concrete into recycled products. For more information, visit or call (209) 383-7292.

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Golden By-Products
in Ballico

Turning waste tires into recycling products, such as landscaping material, stall mats, and infill crumb rubber. For more information, visit or call (209) 634-8849.


Ortigalita Power in Merced

Turning unusable wooden pallets and other wood/organic waste into energy. Located onsite at Golden State Pallet & Crate, 3227 Beachwood Drive, Merced 95348; (209) 388-9474.


Additional information can be found on CalRecycle's RMDZ webpage.


Other regional services:

Merced Regional Enterprise Zone - - Offers tax breaks and other incentives

Worknet of Merced County - - Offers employee training and other incentives