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How Clean Do My Recyclables Need to Be?

June 29, 2015 

Simple Answer: containers should be as clean as you can reasonably make them in a few seconds. Empty them out, then rinse or wipe them if you can. Oily or sticky liquids are of concern because they contaminate other items, like paper. But sparkling clean isn't necessary.

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Can I Recycle Plastic Bags?

May 18, 2015 

We encourage people to avoid single-use plastic bags, but locals may have a few floating around. What to do with them? The answer: we prefer you make a "bag of bags" and return them to a grocery store, or bundle them for your blue bin. As a last resort, throw them loose into the blue. But yes, we accept them. Learn more about why...

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Five Winners of 2015 Spirit of Service Awards

May 13, 2015 

Five extraordinary local individuals and businesses were honored with the 11th annual Spirit of Service awards on May 13th, 2015. Bill Kelly of Nordstrom, Lauren Thal-Hill of Franklin School, residents Jesse Aldana and Stella Larson, and the Towbes Group, Inc., were recognized for reducing waste and maintaining a clean community.

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What Happens to My Recycling?

June 9, 2014 
Beloved "Reading Rainbow" host LeVar Burton shows us what happens after the blue bin, including footage from EJ Harrison in Ventura, where we send our cart and can recyclables.
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New State CRV Rules Impacting Bottle Collection

December 19, 2013 
New regulations at the State level mean that wine and liquor bottles are no longer fetching a premium price at CRV redemption centers. They are still accepted in your blue bin, but many neighborhood bottle collectors are no longer taking them. CRV-marked beverage bottles and cans are unaffected.
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Last Updated: Jul 8, 2015