Here's information provided by the City of Livermore:
City of Livermore is launching “Livermore Recycles”, a program that makes recycling and composting convenient for residents and businesses. The program was developed through a partnership between the City of Livermore and Livermore Sanitation to ensure the utilization of the three cart recycling program and to help the community reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill by 75 percent by 2015. With the introduction of “Livermore Recycles”, nearly all items used by residents are now recyclable.
“This is the launch of a wonderful program to promote our efforts in reducing waste and we are excited to bring forward this initiative,” said Judy Erlandson, Public Works Manager for the City of Livermore. “Our new website, LivermoreRecycles.org, is a user friendly resource for residents and businesses to learn more about city-wide recycling and composting opportunities.”
Beginning immediately, members of the community can visit LivermoreRecycles.org to learn ‘what goes where’.
- Green Organics Cart: Organics consist of items such as yard trimmings, pizza boxes, paper cups and eggshells; these items are then turned into a rich soil for agriculture.
- Blue Recyclables Cart: Recyclables are items such as empty aerosol cans, juice and soup boxes, and even computer keyboards; these recyclables are then made into new products.
- Gray Garbage Cart: Garbage items include ceramics and plastic utensils not numbered 1-7. These items will be placed in the landfill and cannot be reused or recycled.
“I’m proud to be a resident of a city that strives to make recycling and composting programs easy to understand,” said Guille Cecil, a Livermore resident. “I know that I can help the environment and save money too when I use my recyclables and organics cart. I look forward to using this website when I have questions on where my household items belong when I’m ready to dispose of them.”
The program accepts bagged household batteries (not car batteries) if they are placed on top of the recyclables cart. However, toxic cleaners are considered hazardous waste and are not accepted in collection carts. They should be taken to Alameda County’s local household hazardous waste free drop-off facility.
The City of Livermore and Livermore Sanitation will continue to work together to raise recycling and composting awareness throughout the community. For more information and tips, visit LivermoreRecycles.org.