City encourages residents to join America Recycles Day
E-waste roundup set for Nov. 17
Americans across the country have taken the pledge to take one day to make recycling bigger and better for the rest of the year. The city is now encouraging Santa Clarita residents to join in.
On Nov. 15, efforts will take place at multiple locations in the U.S. for America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day created to promote recycling and purchasing of recycled products.
The annual event started in 1997 by the National Recycling Coalition and is declared by Presidential Proclamation. According to America Recycles Day, the national recycling rate has increased over the past 30 years, with a current rate of 34 percent.
Laura Jardine, a project technician with the city, said on recycling, “Our landfill space is limited, and we are encouraging people to reduce trash that they generate by using reusable products, buying less and recycling what can be recycled to maintain the land space we have.”
This year, more than 76,000 people have committed to recycling several items, with the top three being plastic bags and wraps, plastic bottles and caps ad unwanted mail, according to America Recycles Day.
When recycling, Jardine said it’s important to keep in mind to have items clean by removing excess food or waste, get rid of paper and cardboard as clean as possible and dump items loosely on the recycling bin to help ease the recycling process.
To learn more, visit americarecyclesday.org.
The city of Santa Clarita has also scheduled a household hazardous waste and ewaste roundup set from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at College of the Canyons.
To prepare, those interested are asked to pack items in cardboard boxes, put like chemicals together, label materials that are not in their original container and ensure containers are not leaking.
Visit greensantaclarita.com for more information on how to prepare and what will not be accepted.
Residents participate in an Emblem Academy e-waste recycling event. The city of Santa Clarita are urging residents to join the country for America Recycles Day.