City en­cour­ages res­i­dents to join Amer­ica Re­cy­cles Day

E-waste roundup set for Nov. 17

The Signal - - News - By Tammy Murga Sig­nal Staff

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.

Sig­nal file photo

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.

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