STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Revised September 2008
WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD
Recycling Market Development Revolving Loan Program
General Loan Criteria - September 2008
Effective September 16, 2008
The Recycling Market Development Revolving Zone (RMDZ) Loan Program (Loan Program) provides low-
interest loans to private businesses and not-for-profit organizations to increase diversion of non-hazardous
solid waste from California landfills and to promote market demand for secondary and postconsumer
The purpose of this document is to provide information on the RMDZ Loan Program General Loan Criteria.
The information contained herein is not intended to be all inclusive of the criteria used to evaluate loan
Applications are evaluated on an individual basis based upon the purpose, goals, and requirements of the
Loan Program as set forth by law and regulation. Environmental Justice is addressed through the Zone
approval/renewal process and local permit process. For additional information regarding the RMDZ loan
program, please contact the California Integrated Waste Management Board’s (Board)'s loan program staff.
General Loan Criteria
The general criteria applies to all RMDZ loans, regardless of the type of project.
Where must the project be located?
The project, or if a mobile operation, the primary business location must be located within a Recycling Market
What is the maximum loan amount?
The program can fund a maximum of 75% of costs directly attributed to an eligible project up to a maximum of
$2 million whichever is less.
Can a borrower or related entity obtain more than one RMDZ loan?
A borrower may apply for subsequent loans for business expansion that result in additional diversion using
the same or different type of feedstock, manufacturing process, or end product, but may not have more than
$3,000,000 total principal outstanding on all RMDZ loans to a borrower and related entities at