Recycle Fraud Program (Recycle Fraud)

The Division of Law Enforcement’s Recycle Fraud Team (RFT) Program’s primary objective is to detect and stop existing fraud being committed by individuals or organized criminal groups against the California Redemption Value (CRV) fund and to deter future fraud through the successful prosecution of criminal activity.

The RFT Program works throughout California, and in neighboring states, investigating organizations that commit large scale fraud against California’s extremely important recycling program. Fraud committed against the people of California comes in many forms and criminal elements have no boundaries when it comes to profiting.

Together, with CalRecycle, the RFT Program has been responsible for the arrest and prosecution of individuals committing fraud against the CRV fund and for the seizure of tons of material that were destined to be illegally redeemed for payment by the State of California.