The 1997 Liberty Recycling Calendar is here!

he Liberty Recycling Division of Coast Waste Management is delighted to announce the availability of its hot-off-the-press 1997 Environmental Awareness Calendar. One free copy per person may be obtained at the Liberty Recycling Buyback Centers at: 5960 El Camino Real, Carlsbad; 2265 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar; and 805 East Mission Road, San Marcos.

The Calendar is the result of the company's 1996 "Adventures of the Four Liberty Rs" contest, which challenged children 14 and younger to become the Remarkable Hero of their own story/poster, showing how to prevent the world from turning into one, big, nasty trash can. In the company-provided first portion of the story, the three Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) worked hard to encourage good source reduction habits. Each entrant became the fourth R - the Remarkable Hero - telling what he or she would do to help the three Rs in their environmental quest.

According to President/General Manager Conrad Pawelski, "In keeping with the fantastically creative solutions to the problem of too much trash and not enough places to put it, the Calendar is produced in a comic-book motif." A portion of each of the 142 entries is highlighted on the Calendar, along with tips and useful information.

Among the children responding to the contest were entire classrooms from schools in Carlsbad, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Oceanside and Vista. The winners of the top 14 entries received prizes and all entrants were honored at an awards ceremony in which they were invited to display their posters and read their stories to an avid audience of parents and friends.

Coast Waste Management and its wholly owned subsidiary, Liberty Recycling, are locally owned and operatcd by Arie de Jong. The Company has provided refuse removal service for North County residents since 1958 and operated a multifaceted, community-oriented recycling program since 1980.

Student winners of the calendar contest a special awards ceremony.