Recycle items can be dropped off inside the lot just behind the primary school. Please be respectful of the neighbors, and lend a hand if you can in sorting/cleaning up while you're there. You will find the list of what is accepted below.
We are definitely making some progress.
LATEST ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
* Tonight 5pm - 7:00 is the BasuraShion show at Magnolia's showcasing fashion made by the teens from post-consumer materials.
*Saturday there will be a Community Cleanup from 9-11am in the neighborhood around the primary school. Come one and all!
*You can now leave your recyclables in a separate bags when you put out your trash in front of your home or business. If you have a bunch, please put separate the cardboard and the plastic. This will make it easier for the garbage workers to pick up, and deposit in their special wire bin at back of truck. Separating in this way will make it easier for students and volunteers to sort into the appropriate basket at the recycle site.
*We are still waiting on the special container for glass recycling, which is currently being repaired. For safety reasons, this will be placed apart from the other materials. If you need to bring your glass bottles now, please place them along the wall, not near any of the wire baskets. We need to avoid injuries as best we can!
WHAT CAN BE ACCEPTED CURRENTLY
(There is some temporary signage at the site).
You will see a "La Manzanilla Hermosa" banner, and another sign from the school about recycling hanging on the fence.
PLEASE do not leave trash! This will set back this important initiative!!
Place separately in the metal cages:
Plastic bottles (with or without lids) All plastic that contained water, soft drinks, juice, milk or cleaning products (e.g. chlorine, pinol, suavitel),
Plastic chairs, crates & buckets
NO cooking oil plastic bottles
NO plastic bags
In separate cage:
In large empty water bottle:
also, car batteries can be placed next to that bottle
Put the following items separately in large "Jumbo" nylon bags:
Mixed Paper & Books
Put in separate Jumbo:
In separate Jumbo:
Mixed Metal (Scrap metal)
Tin (including tin beer & soft drink bottle caps)
dog food cans, cans from food, etc
Of course we all have questions about whether some items can be recycled. For now. please put one of these "may or may not be recyclable" items along the side fence, and I will ask the Recicladora Tenacatita about them.
Yes, you do need to transport your recyclables to this first site. It's a start, and with the help of our volunteers, students and their families, and El Municipio de La Huerta, we hope to expand and improve separation of recyclables, (including organic material), so that we can reduce the quantity entering the land fill.
Thank you for saving these things in your homes until now!
If you have suggestions or want to help out, please contact me. It takes a village!
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