nov. 2019 envirolink
plastic bag contamination

Think Outside the Plastic Bag 

The City uses single-stream recycling, so recyclables can be placed into one cart. Plastic bags are a common contaminant in curbside recycling.  Plastic bags that end up in the recycling carts get tangled and jam up the sorting machinery at the recycling processor. These contaminants can also force the recycling facility to shut down the sorting line several times throughout the day in order to clear the machinery of plastic bags. Be sure to recycle your plastic bags at your nearest participating grocery stores. Additional curbside recycling information.

bulky item

Free Bulky Item Pick Up
Diamond Bar residents may utilize free services to pick up bulky items that do not fit in the standard trash containers.  The most frequently requested items include stoves, water heaters, rugs, washing machines, mattresses, as well as electronic waste.  Residents are allowed up to four free pick-ups annually.  The bulky item collection service must be scheduled in advance. To schedule your next pick up, contact Waste Management at (909) 599-1274, or Valley Vista at (800) 442-6454.

america recycles day

America Recycles Day Celebration
Every year in November, America Recycles Day is celebrated nationwide to encourage everyone to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle where reducing, repurposing or donating are the first options, followed by recycling or proper disposal.

The City will be hosting its annual America Recycles Day event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 16 at the AQMD parking lot located at 21865 Copley Drive. This free family-friendly event will have different earth-friendly stations where attendees can:

  • Donate unwanted clothing, footwear or linen.
  • Drop off household electronics for recycling or proper disposal.
  • Have up to five grocery bags of confidential documents securely shredded on site.
  • Collect up to 80 gallons of mulch to take home for spreading under trees and planting beds. This is a self-serve station – gloves, shovel and bags or containers are needed.

The event will also feature various exhibits and booths aimed at educating, inspiring and providing incentives and giveaways for developing everyday habits that conserve resources and reduce the amount of waste going to landfills. Some of the agencies with representatives working the booths are Southern California Edison, Walnut Valley Water District and Waste Management.

Children in attendance will be entertained with arts and crafts, and an interactive EnviroScape model that demonstrates how ocean pollution can result from activities and sources in our own backyards and neighborhood.
More details on this event.

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