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April 19, 2005 > New 'Recycling Starter Kit' for Earth Day

New 'Recycling Starter Kit' for Earth Day

This year, as the world gets ready to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22nd), the City of Fremont is calling on residents and businesses alike to do their part for the environment. By simply recycling empty bottles and cans, together Californians can help to divert billions of beverage containers from our landfills.

"It is amazing what a difference we can make when the members of the community work together," said Barbara Frierson, Environmental Specialist for the City of Fremont. "Residents looking for a way to get involved this Earth Day have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of environment-related activities."

To help celebrate Earth Day statewide, the California Department of Conservation has developed a comprehensive beverage container Recycling Starter Kit. The Recycling Starter Kit includes everything a business needs to start recycling immediately by providing a recycling bin, posters, stickers and tips on how to set up a sustainable beverage container recycling program.
"Starting a beverage container recycling program is a great way for businesses to take an active role in conserving California's precious natural resources," said Barbara Frierson, Environmental Specialist for the City of Fremont "Implementing recycling can also help businesses reduce the amount of their monthly waste-hauling bill - and at 4 cents for smaller containers, and 8 cents for larger containers (greater than 24 ounces), businesses could even make money on their California Refund Value (CRV) recyclable containers."

Businesses interested in receiving a Recycling Starter Kit should contact their local recycling advocate, the City of Fremont Environmental Services Division, at (510) 494-4570 or by visiting www.bottlesandcans.com.

 
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