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City surveying residents about possible changes in recycling service


The City of El Cerrito is considering changes in its recycling program that could affect both curbside collection and the drop-off center which has been in operation since 1972. The goal is to increase recycling and continue to provide convenient and cost-effective service for residents.
The aging recycling center needs to be rebuilt. Before committing several hundred thousand dollars, however, the City decided to study its options. El Cerrito has also not reached the state mandated goal of reducing trash that is landfilled by 50 percent. This figure can be achieved through increased recycling.

A Recycling Services Task Force, made up of residents, and a team of consultants have been studying several options. No changes have been agreed upon--before any final decisions are made, the City wants to hear from the residents.

A survey was mailed out to every resident in El Cerrito in late December and should be returned by Jan. 15. This survey asks several questions regarding recycling and also asks for any comments. Residents do not have to include their name or address. The survey is returnable via business reply mail for residents convenience.

Please take the time to have a voice in El Cerritos recycling efforts. We want to hear from you. If you have any questions, please call 215-4302.

SOURCE: City of El Cerrito
Run dates: 2001-12-28 - 2002-01-15
 


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