Public Interest

America Recycles Day

When: Sat., Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 2013

The holidays are coming up, and along with presents, food, and parties comes lots of waste. Nationwide, more than 1 million tons of additional waste are generated each week between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day as compared to the rest of the year. To prepare for an environmentally friendly holiday season, celebrate America Recycles Day with the Davis Street Resource Recovery Complex (2615 Davis St., San Leandro), which is hosting a panel of experts who’ll explain how to get rid of items such as electronics and food scraps in a sustainable way. The facility operators will do everything they can to make the recycling process fun: You can test your environmental knowledge during the StopWaste Ready Set Recycle contest, make paper, plant seeds, create ornaments and crafts from used materials, and pick up a free bag of compost.

Zaineb Mohammed

Price: free

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