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New Recycling and Composting Program

Livermore campaign aims to reduce landfill waste 75 percent by 2015.

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’.  

For example:

  • 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.

mike August 17, 2012 at 06:49 PM
I could not agree more! here's to more openess in all dealings of govt. both large and small. Conversely, Julian Assange should be hung! Square that.
william August 17, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Mike I agree with your last comment wholeheartedly but we as voters should do our jobs and go out and vote that is a right that we have over the rest of the world! and should the voters do the job then we can change the systems large or small so lets all get together and vote!!
Rich Buckley August 18, 2012 at 03:25 AM
mike, Many people feel the same way you do about Julian from what I've read. Julian seems to represent the struggling dualism of opposing aspects within our own-selves. We know what needs doing, and there he is doing what we can't get elected government to do for us.  Those who have come to see American foreign policy as being in an end-of-times struggle with evil-negative powers of the top-down self-serving elite, a secrete power running the world in its compartmentalized New World Order (NWO), i.e. the Rothchilds, Rockefellers, Morgans lineage. We have connected the dots and see a desperate drive by the NWO to start and profit from yet another great war and depopulate the planet exactly as carved in stone on "The Georgia Guide Stones."  This aspect of ourselves sees Julian as being a heroic-martyr in service to humankind.  We then literally kill these truth spreaders like Julian, as we do all prophets who dare to make us look at ourselves. What we see is more than what we can handle, and we contrive a thousand just reasons he must be brought down. We gladly do The NWO's bidding and feel righteous and full of patriot zeal in it's doing.  This old dualism never seems to end.
Speedie B August 18, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Here is a website that lists locations for CRV redemption containers and hazardous waste in Livermore. http://www.myyp.com/community/Livermore,CA/recycle . Arroyo Seco Elementary School's PTA has a CRV program where they have parent volunteers collect your empty bottles / cans and take them in to raise money. With the school year starting up, hopefully they will continue, but you will have to contact the PTA for drop-off dates. E-Mail: aspta@arroyosecopta.org Call Us: 925-606-4700 x 6447 Write Us: Arroyo Seco PTA President, 5280 Irene Way, Livermore, CA 94550 . Are there any other schools in Livermore that has a program like this where we can take our CRV containers to and they collect the money to help support their schools? I'm thinking of starting a neighborhood collection so we can redeem these containers and use the money for a block party. With a little effort, we can put this money back in our pockets or donate to the schools instead of having the trash company take it. We will then see if the trash collection goals are to reduce what goes to the landfill or is it for them to collect the CRVs. We are paying for it, either way.
Speedie B August 18, 2012 at 04:02 PM
And here is a Livermore recycle place for CRV that was not listed in the website above: Century Recycling Center, CertID: RC18947.001, (925) 833-0878 2388 Research Dr Livermore, CA 94550 Alameda County Hours of Operation: Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Wednesday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday: Closed Recycles Beverage Containers for Cash Yes

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