Environmental Services asks residents to reduce holiday waste
provided by Department of Environmental Services
his coming holiday season, the average California household will generate between three and 10 extra bags of trash. All the holiday wrapping, gift boxes and packaging, party goods and seasonal leftovers will add an estimated 100 million bags of garbage to California's landfills enough to fill Qualcomm Stadium 300 times.
With a little planning and some extra attention to detail Californians can minimize waste this Christmas and save natural resources, energy and landfill space.
"We are under a state mandate to reduce solid waste by 50 percent by the year 2000," said Richard L. Hays, Environmental Services Department Director. "The holidays represent a perfect opportunity for each of us to contribute to that goal."
Here are some tips to follow to help us meet the challenge:
|For more information contact the Recycling Hotline at (619) 467-0903.|
Bring your Christmas tree to one of 30 drop-off locations throughout the City from December 26 through January 18, 1999. Please no ornaments, tree stands, trash, or trees decorated with fake snow.
Free Christmas tree mulch is available after Christmas from the Miramar Landfill's Greenery.
For information and the drop-off location nearest you, call the Recycling Hotline at (619) 467-0903.