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Santa Cruz Offers Free Summer Tours of Recycling Center

Post Date:06/10/2019 11:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 10, 2019

Updated June 11, 2019

 

Contacts:

Leslie O’Malley, Waste Reduction Manager, (831) 420-5593

Janice Bisgaard, Community Relations Specialist, (831) 420-5166

 

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — The City of Santa Cruz is offering free summer tours of its recycling center, the Resource Recovery Facility, 605 Dimeo Lane, on Thursdays and Fridays June 27 and 28, July 25 and 26, and August 22 and 23.  The 90-minute tours which are offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day, provide opportunity to learn about the multifaceted recycling process.

Visitors will see what happens to the 30 to 50 tons of material that Santa Cruzans place into their blue recycle bins every single day. They will learn why it is important to “recycle right” and avoid “wish-cycling.” Visitors will also see a mountain of scrap metal and learn about the facility’s Household Hazardous Waste Program.

Reservations are required. Tours are limited to 20 people. Children must be at least 8 years old. Youth ages 8 to 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Carpooling is encouraged as parking is limited. To make a reservation, email lomalley@cityofsantacruz.com.

More recycling information including a What Goes Where Guide and Recycle Right videos are available at www.cityofsantacruz.com/recycleright.

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