California bought more than 16 billion carbonated and non-carbonated drinks in aluminum, glass, plastic and bi-metal containers last year. More than 10 billion of those containers were recycled, saving natural resources, conserving energy and extending the life of our landfills.
To continue recycling efforts, the state Department of Conservation awarded more than $136,000 to the Imperial Valley Waste Management Task Force for recycling programs to be implemented within the next 18 months.
Selected apartment complexes, RV parks and businesses without a corporate recycling plan will participate in this phase of the Imperial Valley's recycling program. IVWMTF staff, along with interns from the public administration program from San Diego State University, will be contacting eligible businesses and multi-family dwellings starting in July to conduct waste assessments, provide informational workshops and distribute recycling collection bins. If you are interested in having your business or multi-family dwelling participate in this recycling effort, contact IVWMTF at 337-4537 for information.