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Snap A Cute Photo of Your Family Tossing Pizza Boxes in Green Bin, Win Free Pizza

The contest runs through June 15. Grand prize winner gets either free pizza for eight or free garbage service for a year. Read on to learn more.

Photo provided by Livermore Recycles
Photo provided by Livermore Recycles
Information submitted by Gigantic Idea Studio—

Livermore residents are stepping up to the recycling plate by submitting photos of themselves and family members recycling pizza boxes in the green cart.

The photos are posted on the LivermoreRecycles.org website and are entered into a Grand Prize giveaway of free garbage service for a year or a pizza party for eight!

Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. on June 15. Livermore Recycles, a program of the City of Livermore, is running the campaign, including the photo contest with prizes, to raise awareness that food-soiled paper, such as used pizza boxes, belong in the green cart. 

The campaign was inspired by an actual review of organics and recycling carts conducted last fall: the researchers found that although Livermore households were enthusiastically recycling, many were not sorting everything correctly. Pizza boxes were a standout, landing in both the recycling and trash carts, when they belong in the green organics cart. 

Please check out the www.livermorerecycles.org website. Be sure to watch the 30-second video featuring a local Livermore family (and their mystery dinner guest!)

Thank you for all you do to make Livermore's recycling program the best it can be. Go, Livermore! 
Becky June 03, 2014 at 10:18 AM
When we scheduled a free bulky item pickup, they said our 3 cubic yards were not stacked right, that it protruded outside the 3 feet by nine feet by 3 feet high pile, and they counted it as two pickups out of our 3 times a year free pickups. It just bugged me that they busted me on that, because the stuff was well in their parameters.
Becky June 03, 2014 at 10:27 AM
Mike, I'll buy you a free pizza if you snap a photo of yourself tossing a city council member in the green bin. They try to be green, so they should go in the green bin, right?
Becky June 03, 2014 at 10:36 AM
Graft.
Big M June 03, 2014 at 01:50 PM
The best is when you have a garbage pickup scheduled for 3 weeks, put all your garbage out on the street the night before and the garbage company doesn't show. Then, when you call them, they say they'll be out in a week. Umm hello, this was scheduled and there is 3 cubic yards of garbage sitting on the street. You didn't call anyone to tell them you weren't going to be there. 3 angry phone calls later someone was out to pick up the trash. They also don't tell you that you can get an extra Recycling and/or Green Waste container for free!
Becky June 03, 2014 at 03:03 PM
They charged me I think $25 for an extra green waste for three months. I was surprised it wasn't free. When I asked them if I should just put the greenwaste in my regular garbage, she said, "Oh no, you can't put greenwaste in you're regular garbage." But that's not right. We're not required to have a green waste. And the only thing it hurts to put it in the trash can is it hurts their bottom line of reducing landfill trash. If they really wanted to reduce landfill trash, they should not charge me for an extra greenwaste. They have the most terrible service and public relations, but if you complain, they will sometimes accommodate you.

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