Still confused about what goes in the recycling bin and where it goes?
Come to the Recycle Right Forum on April 21, 2021, Wednesday, 4:30pm to 5:45pm for information and an opportunity to get answers from the experts.

The speakers will include representatives from Nevada County Climate Action Now–WasteNOT!!, Nevada County Solid Waste Department and the Waste Management Team, BriarPatch and SYRCL.

California is one of the leaders in achieving zero waste solutions and recognizes that waste is a serious and escalating problem for environmental pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

The State’s CalRecycle has issued regulations and guidance to help local communities reduce waste and provide support for zero waste projects. Currently, recycling requirements focus mainly metal and plastic, but by next January, it will include food and green waste. Municipal and residential customers are all affected and responsible.

Waste Management, the contractor for waste removal in Western Nevada County, is stepping up its recycling education efforts so that the collected waste materials are marketable for reuse, and not sent to a landfill. The County is beginning a renovation at the McCourtney Road Transfer Station to both improve access, and prepare for greater disposal of green and food waste. The County has formed an Organic Waste subcommittee with representatives from Nevada City, Grass Valley, as well as businesses and residents to explore ideas for the best reduction and use of green and food waste.

The challenges are many, and Nevada County residents can expect a changing landscape on requirements and strategies to meet our needs. Our goal is to find ways for greater sustainability and improved custodianship of our environment.

Join us at the Forum with your questions and ideas!

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