America Recycles Day Celebration

By Anthony Saude

 

Diamond Bar – The City of Diamond Bar will host its annual America Recycles Day celebration on Saturday November 4, 2017 in the parking lot of South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) from 9 am to 2 pm. So clean up your closets, your garage and the yard and bring the stuff you don’t need or want anymore while helping others in need and the environment at the same time.

Donations of Clothing, footwear and household textiles (towels, bedding, table linens and curtains) that you do not need or want anymore will be graciously accepted.

There will be environmentally safe disposal for e-waste and confidential documents. E-waste (short for electronic waste) would include your outdated or obsolete appliances or electronic devices such as Television sets, computers, keyboards, printers, cell phones, radios, and even your old hair dryers. It is harmful to the environment to just throw these types of products into our landfills. Confidential documents would include old tax forms, financial statements and medical records. With cyber crime on the rise you don’t want to just throw those documents in your trash can for anybody to retrieve for criminal use.

There will be a ton of information presented in an interactive way at environmental exhibits and displays. Fun arts and crafts booths will be there to help entertain the children all the while getting educated for the future.

Don’t forget to visit the City’s Environmental Services booth and the local waste haulers, utility companies and other organizations that are all about the environment. They will have a ton of information and giveaways so that while you learn about how to adopt a “greener” way of life, you are having a fun with the family at the same time.

Wait, there is more, you can take home some free garden mulch and a used oil recycling kit all you have to do is show up a little earlier. The kits will be handed out on a first come first served basis while supplies last. One member of each household attending the celebration will be given one free Oil recycling kit (funnel, shop towel, and reusable container) and up to two large trash bags full of mulch upon request. Tools will not be provided for you so make sure you bring your own to fill the bags with mulch and load it into your vehicle.

AQMD is located at 21865 Copley Drive. For more information, contact the City’s Environmental Services Division at 909.839.7012 or greendb@diamondbarca.gov.