East Sacramento City Recycling and Composting information

Composting Event!

Free Kitchen Composter to the first 100 attending.

The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities teams up with Atlas Disposal, the UC Master Gardeners, Green Restaurant Association of Sacramento, and Hot Italian Restaurant to host an International Composting Week Celebration on May 3, 2011 at 5 p.m. at Hot Italian Restaurant, 1627 16th Street in Sacramento.

Attendees will learn firsthand how they can compost in their yard or vermi-compost in their own homes.

Hot Italian will provide “Earth Tub” demonstrations which composts food waste from the restaurant, limiting their waste production and carbon footprint.

The first 100 attendees will get a free kitchen composter and other organizations will be on hand to share information about ways to reduce food waste in the community.

For more information on the City of Sacramento’s Composting Program, please visit www.cityofsacramento.org/compost.

 

Recycling Incentive

To promote involvement and awareness of best recycling practices, the City of Sacramento Department of Utilities launches the 2011 Recycling Incentive Awards, sponsored by AT&T Real Yellow Pages and the Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station. Each week, the City will randomly select recycling containers in a selected Council District and check it for proper recycling and will award owners of clean recycling bins with $100 and the chance to win an iPad2.  Please see the attached press release for more details.

The City of Sacramento accepts clean, dry and usable items in its blue recycling containers. Here’s a list of accepted/not accepted materials and service guidelines:

(complete information found at http://www.cityofsacramento.org/utilities/solid-waste-recycling/residential/residential_curbside_items.cfm)

 

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