City Council Declares November 15 as "Recycle Day" Across Malibu
The City Council has declared November 15, 2012 as America Recycles Day in Malibu, a national call to action for all citizens to focus on initiatives, such as waste reduction, composting, the reuse of products and materials, and purchasing recycled products.
To celebrate the day and promote environmental stewardship, the City will host two recycling events at Malibu City Hall (23825 Stuart Ranch Road):
- Community Shred Day will take place Thursday, November 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to bring documents to be shredded and recycled at no cost.
- The Household Battery Recycling event will be held November 15 through November 30. The City will collect batteries in the Senior Center and in the reception area during regular business hours.
"We encourage all citizens to become involved in recycling activities and to learn more about a variety of recyclable and recycled products so that we may all become more environmentally conscious consumers," Mayor Lou La Monte said. "By celebrating America Recycles Day, we can further promote recycling as an environmentally efficient and economically intelligent habit."
The City Council's declaration of America Recycles Day is one of many ways Malibu has successfully communicated its commitment to environmental stewardship and education. The City's ongoing events that provide opportunities for proper recycling have allowed it to deliver on its highest priority: overall waste reduction. Last year in Malibu, nearly 900 tons of bottles, cans, paper, and electronic waste were recycled - the equivalent of 200 African elephants or 900 Volkswagen Beetles. Now the City is striving to help the State meet its goal of diverting 75% of the waste from landfills by 2020. Most recently, the City switched over to the utilization of electronic notices and rechargeable batteries when possible, and is encouraging citizens to do the same.
America Recycles Day was declared by the City Council at its November 13, 2012 regular meeting. The proclamation was received by students of Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School, a proud model of sustainability in Malibu for its integration of a waste-free lunch program, promotion of reducing, reusing and recycling, and for beginning a student compost club to maintain the school's organic edible garden.
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