About Us

VALCORE Recycling is a coalition of nonprofit organizations working together to provide recycling services to our community while providing a fundraising opportunity for local nonprofits. We are a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.

VALCORE is the acronym for Vallejo Community Organizations Recycling, Inc. The City of Vallejo’s Beautification Advisory Commission established VALCORE in May of 1981. The organization is made up of service, educational, youth, and environmental grass roots organizations as well as interested community individuals. Recology Vallejo Service provides the location, equipment, and other in-kind services to support the recycling center activities with the support and direction of the City of Vallejo.

The mission of VALCORE is to promote recycling and resource recovery in our community. This is accomplished through our recycling center and through public education programs.

The public education programs we provide include recycling tours, speakers for club meetings, composting classes, informational displays in public places, recycling information at community events and Zero Waste service. VALCORE is the lead organizer for Vallejo’s Earth Day event in April and of Vallejo’s Coastal Cleanup event in September each year. These services are provided to the community through the combined efforts of VALCORE’s nonprofit member groups.

Working together as a team, our member groups established Vallejo’s first recycling center. In the beginning, we were open one day per week and accepted donations of glass bottles, aluminum cans, and newspapers only. In 1989, we became a California certified buy back center. Today, we are open six days per week. We buy CA Redemption Value (CRV) beverage containers and maintain a donation drop off site for aluminum cans, glass bottles, plastic bottles, newspapers, office paper, junk mail, magazines, catalogues and old books.

Today, VALCORE Recycling is managed by eight nonprofit organizations. VALCORE member groups serve on our Board of Directors and work at our site on a rotating schedule. Profits from the sale of all materials recycled at VALCORE are returned to the community through our nonprofit member groups.


Read more about¬†VALCORE’s involvement in the community here.
For Member Group and Account Group information, continue here.
For current Board of Directors, continue on to this page.