The first thing they teach students in economics class is that resources are scarce. Recycling is an excellent way to conserve and reuse those scarce resources. Recycling is important to the environment and saves the city money in landfill fees.
It conserves natural resources and preserves a legacy of resources for future generations.
Most auto parts stores will accept old batteries at no charge.
It's always a good idea to purchase only the quantity that you need and then to use it up. For more information on disposal or recycling, please visit the CalRecycle website or the Earth911 website.
An important part of the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery’s (CalRecycle) mission is to increase the diversion of organic materials from landfill disposal for beneficial uses such as compost and energy production. Currently, an estimated 35 million tons of waste are disposed in California’s landfills annually, of which 32% is compostable organic materials, 29% is construction and demolition debris, and 17% is paper.
To stay informed on the latest information on organics issues, sign up for automatic email updates by joining a CalRecycle listserv, such as Organics Materials Management, Conversion Technologies, and Climate Change.