SACRAMENTO -- As part
of an ongoing statewide effort to
maximize beverage container recycling by
consumers, the state Department of
Conservation has awarded $500,000 in
recycling grants to various
Each of the 11 grants
will help improve the state's recycling
rate by increasing recycling convenience
for residents of multi-family housing
complexes and communities. Most of the
money will be used to purchase recycling
bins to collect recyclable California
Refund Value beverage containers. More
than 16 billion CRV containers are sold
in California each year.
"With more than four
million multi-family housing units in
the state, its important to ensure that
recycling is available to the people who
live there, said Darryl Young, Director
of the Department of Conservation.
These grants were awarded with that in
mind, and will help plastic, aluminum
and glass beverage containers end up in
the recycling bin instead of the trash
The winning grant
proposals were selected through a
competitive scoring process from among
26 applicants. The largest grant,
$139,371, went to the City of Santa
Monica to expand the citys curbside and
drop-off residential recycling pilot
program. The smallest grant, $2,600,
went to the Granada Gardens Homeowner's
Association in Northridge to construct
secure beverage container collection
areas adjacent to the existing trash
receptacles and also to purchase
recycling grants are paid for with
unclaimed refunds of California Refund
Value beverage containers, and are
awarded at no cost to the state's
In addition to
promoting the state's beverage container
recycling program, the department
administers programs to safeguard
agricultural and open-space land;
regulates oil, gas and geothermal wells
in the state; studies and maps
earthquakes, landslides and mineral
resources; and ensures reclamation of
land used for mining.
The Department of
Conservation awarded the following
University, Sacramento: Provide
recycling cabinets to replace existing
bins at five residence halls. $4,825.
Contact: Roger Guzowski (916)
City of Burbank,
Burbank Recycle Center: Large bins and
individual "apartment recyclers for
1,083 senior units for weekly
collection. Will serve 1,500
residents. $15,809.00. Contact: Hope
McAloon (818) 238-3900.
City of Napa,
Public Works Department: establish
recycling at multi-family complexes by
purchasing 324 carts, eight side carts
and purchasing 4,000 "apartment
recyclers." $47,384.00. Contact: Kevin
Miller (707) 257-9520.
City of Santa
Monica: Expand the curbside and
drop-off residential recycling
commingled pilot program to provide
560 300-gallon bins to multi-family
dwellings. $139,371.00. Contact: Laura
Cronin (310) 586-6496.
City of Visalia:
Provide collection bins and 500
"apartment recyclers to 20
multi-family complexes in Visalia.
$65,400. Contact: Tom Baffa (559)
Consolidated Waste Management
Authority: Place 23 recycling bins for
collection of beverage containers and
provide 3000 individual bins to
residents at senior centers, assisted
living facilities, and mobile-home
parks in five cities throughout Tulare
County. $55,902. Contact: Lori Thomas
Homeowner's Association (Northridge):
Construct secure collection areas
adjacent to existing trash receptacles
and purchase recycling bins for
collection of CRV containers at the
Granada Gardens complex in Northridge.
Will serve 70 residents. $2,600.
Contact: Aliso Loehi (818) 368-1858
Ski Area: Develop an employee housing
recycling project to collect beverage
containers at all 27 Mammoth Mountain
Ski Area multi-family and dormitory
style housing locations. Will serve
736 residents. $36,860. Contact: Lisa
Isaacs (760) 934-2571.
District: Provide 55 recycling bins at
eight multi-family locations in
Novato, construct new recycling sites
and promote the program with signage
and fliers. $8,025. Contact: Dee
Johnson (415) 892-1694.
Management: Expand on-campus recycling
program. Purchase 70 containers to
place at densely populated locations
throughout the campus. $46,534.
Contact: Tracy Beck (310) 825-1527.
California San Diego Recycling: Expand
the existing program by 20 new
locations, and upgrade the current
Neighborhood Collection program.
Provide recycling to all 6,770
residents at UCSD. $77,290.00.
Contact: Krista Henkels (858)
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