For many Riverside County residents, the weekly waste disposal cycle ends as bins are wheeled out to the curb; but the journey for the material inside those bins is just beginning. Take part in a discussion to learn the answers to waste disposal questions such as: Where do waste and recyclables go? How are materials sorted? Is it really recycled into other products? Is there any more I can do to help my community and protect the environment?
Join the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources for a free presentation and discussion on this topic during a session called Recycling Together on Oct. 25 in Riverside. Recycling Together provides an overview of the waste and recycling system in place in Riverside County. It explores where waste goes after it leaves the curb and how it is separated and reused. Other topics include: source reduction, organic waste, closing the loop, and county programs available for waste that should be diverted from the landfill before it can potentially damage the environment. Residents will leave with a better understanding of how they can become a zero waste hero by working to reduce, repair, reuse, recycle and rot.
The one-hour session begins at 5:30 p.m. and will take place at the La Sierra Library, 4600 La Sierra Avenue. The session is free and open to all county residents.
For more information, contact Riverside County Department of Waste Resources at (951) 486-3200 or visit http://www.rcwaste.org/classes/recyclingtogether.