America Recycles Day is coming up on November 15. It’s a great time to think about how far we’ve come and how we can still do better.
Household chemicals, E-waste and other hazardous waste can be taken to a mobile collection event. There happens to be one on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at College of the Canyons – 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the national recycling rate is more than five times higher than it was in the 1960s. Recycling has come a long way; from the types of materials we recycle to the amount of materials being diverted from the landfills.
Today, materials that are collected from curbside recycling carts and bins are sent to a recovery facility that sorts, separates, and bundles according to type. Then the material is sent to be reused by manufacturers to make new items or packaging.
Here are a few recycling reminders:
All bottles, cans, cardboard and paper can be recycled
Before you place items in the recycling cart or bin, make sure they are clean and dry
Bring your one-time use plastic bags to the grocery store to recycle them
Household batteries can be recycled at any Santa Clarita Library, Community Center, or at City Hall
Syringes must be properly disposed of by using an official mail-in sharps container (obtained by contacting Waste Management) or by dropping them in the container located in front of the Sheriff’s Station at 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway
If you have any questions about where to take things or what can be recycled, please go to GreenSantaClarita.com or call 661-286-4098. Take the America Recycles Day pledge today and encourage others to recycle.
More than half of Los Angeles County residents, including those in the Santa Clarita Valley, live in a community deemed highly exposed to impending and severe climate impacts, according to a study released Thursday by the County’s Chief Sustainability Office (CSO).
Each time the MB2 Entertainment owners — who happen to be not only business leaders but also two longtime Santa Clarita Valley residents — drove past the Mountasia Family Fun Center, they felt a pull to revitalize the SCV staple.
A 67-yard touchdown from Saugus Centurions (7-1, 3-0) quarterback Brady Welch to running back Jacob Faraldo blew the gates open in the 42-7 win against the Golden Valley Grizzlies (3-4, 1-2) on Friday.
SACRAMENTO – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. In fact, the chance of a teen being involved in a crash is highest during their first two years of driving.
After Colleen Shaffer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, she decided she wanted to help others who were on the same uncertain journey she was on — so she hosted a tea party in her backyard where supporters showed up for her and on behalf of cancer patients.
Women and men gathered on top of Old Town Newhall’s parking structure Thursday for an evening of drinks and recognition of local leaders in the film industry as part of Zonta’s women’s film festival, Lunafest.
On Oct. 15, Princess Cruises marked the return to service of the cruise line’s third ship in the U.S. – Emerald Princess – departing from the Port of Los Angeles on a 15-day Panama Canal cruise to Ft. Lauderdale.
Two out of five league games have been completed as the Foothill League inches closer to the CIF playoffs. The Saugus Centurions and the West Ranch Wildcats remain the only unbeaten teams, setting up for a showdown in the coming weeks, which may decide the Foothill League champion.
Foothill League girls golfers tested their skills Wednesday at The Oaks Club at Valencia, which is considered one of the longer courses in the league, and the West Ranch Wildcats still prevailed, pulling some of their best numbers from the entire season.
With a Red Flag Warning in effect this Friday, at 6:00 a.m., through Saturday, Oct. 16, at 8:00 p.m., the Los Angeles County Fire Department has implemented its augmented staffing plan by ordering additional staffing and pre-deployment of ground and aerial resources throughout the County.