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Malibu Mayor Calls On Residents to Recycle

Malibu Mayor Lou La Monte calls on residents to become "more environmentally conscious consumers" as part of the upcoming America Recycles Day.

Malibu Mayor Lou La Monte is encouraging residents to recycle in advance of a national recycling day.

The City Council is expected to declare Nov. 15, 2012 as America Recycles Day in Malibu, as part of a national call to action to focus on waste reduction, composting, the reuse of products and materials and purchasing recycled products.

The declaration will be made at the council's Nov. 13 meeting and presented to students of Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School.

“We encourage all citizens to become involved in recycling activities and to learn more about a variety of recyclable and recycled products so that we may all become more environmentally conscious consumers,” La Monte said.

“By celebrating America Recycles Day, we can further promote recycling as an environmentally efficient and economically intelligent habit.”

As part of its commitment to stewardship, the city will host two recycling events at Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, according to Olivia Damavandi, the city's spokesperson.

A shredding event will take place Thursday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to bring documents to be shredded and recycled at no cost, Damavandi said.

A Household Battery Recycling event will take place from Nov. 15 through Nov. 30. The City will collect batteries in the Senior Center and in the reception area during regular business hours, according to Damavandi.

She said nearly 900 tons of bottles, cans, paper, and electronic waste were recycled last year in Malibu.

Terry November 01, 2012 at 01:27 PM
i have stood in front of that counsel in april and asked for a recycling point where we could take our recycles to and receive a monetary refund like the site at trancas market that is no longer there. the same night waste management was their thanking our city counsel for all the money they were making by charging us to recycle. our city needs a recycling center. we r been cheated out of our deposits and the money the taxpayers should receive back from recycling. the counsel needs to work for us not waste management and get a recycling center. put it in the city hall parking lot
Fred Rubin November 01, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Terry, I speak from experience when I tell you that a recycling center ( I presume you mean for bottles and cans) costs more to operate than most people realize. A lot has to do with the fact that people often leave hazardous waste there after hours and the City would be responsible for its disposal which is very costly. Unfortunately there is not much money to be made in recycled plastic and glass and the market fluctuates greatly. The City of Malibu and the County have for years now provided for disposal of recycled materials through our trash collection contractors. Whatever money the trash contractors can get for recycled materials is figured into keeping their bids lower. The contracts are working very well.
Linda Androlia November 01, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Recycle your extra Halloween candy. Drop off boxes are in the office at Pt Dune School and Cabrillo School. Pick up will be 11/1, 11/2, 11/5/ Candy is donated to Children's Hospital, Sova, Labor Exchange, Community Thanksgiving Dinner and others. Encourage your children to pick a few special pieces of their candy haul and donate the rest. Linda Androlia 310-457-3860
Terry November 01, 2012 at 04:45 PM
u must work for multi million dollar waste management. i am sure they enjoy there free recycling profits at 5 cents per can. thousands of dollars worth each week. i believe the amound from zuma beach alone was thousands of tons
John Mazza November 01, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Terry also made the point, as did I, before the city council that the less unfortunate do collect bottles and cans especially near Zuma beach . This provides them with an income and us with a cleaner city. Without a place to return cans and bottles for deposits this process does not work.
Sam Hall Kaplan November 01, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Does this include recycling our politicians?
John November 02, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Make sure to inform your house keepers that Malibu uses the blue containers for trash and the gray ones for recycle. It's the only city I've ever been to that reverses them, so if anybody that empties your trash that lives in another city, make sure they are aware of Malibu's unique color coding system.
Marshall Thompson November 02, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Wanna be more green? Follow our easy plan: Vegetarian # 1 Less is more Don't heat or cool your house No lawn/no watering landscape Use your cars until they fall apart in 10 years Try to never use toxic exhaust gas-powered gardening tools especially leaf blowers which are illegal in Malibu but everybody uses them anyway Work from home if possible Recycling is good but also don't buy tons of useless crap Ask yourself: do we REALLY need 7 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms?

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