7th Annual North Richmond Green Festival & Earth Day Celebration

Join RecycleMore as we support this community Earth Day celebration! 
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North Richmond Ballpark
Fred Jackson Way at Pittsburg Ave
94801 Richmond , CA
United States
37° 57' 33.93" N, 122° 22' 0.9408" W
California US

7th Annual North Richmond Green Festival & Earth Day Celebration

Event Type: 
Special Event
Event Date: 
Sat, 04/22/2017


Join RecycleMore as we support this community Earth Day celebration! 

Presented by: Neighborhood House of North Richmond


North Richmond Ballpark
Fred Jackson Way at Pittsburg Ave Richmond, CA
United States
37° 57' 41.076" N, 122° 21' 59.076" W

Commercial Organics and Food Scrap Recycling

New Commercial Organics Program
An Innovative new program to Cut Waste and Generate Compost!
Republic Services began offering a NEW Commercial Organics program to compost food
scraps, etc.  This innovative program will divert food scraps and other organic
materials from landfill disposal and turn it into compost. This program is FREE with garbage service!
In addition to special containers (sizes vary) for storage of materials, Republic Services will provide signs and posters to help remind staff how to participate in the food scraps and composting program. A collection schedule will be established with the program collector, Republic Services. Republic is able to make multiple collections per week and prevent creating a nuisance. 
Additional savings can be realized by diverting all or as much organics from garbage disposal as possible. This is because businesses pay for garbage disposal that includes organics service. By removing food scraps from your garbage, businesses are able to reduce garbage collection service that will reduce their costs!
Contact a Recycling Coordinator to discuss how we can help optimize your organics and recyclables diversion potential. Please, or call our Customer Service Representatives at (510) 262-7100 to increase recycling and composting services.

To find out more about residential foodscrap and organics collection click here.

If your business is located in El Cerrito, please visit the East Bay Sanitary Company for more information on commercial services available.


California Voters Approve Statewide Ban on Single Use Plastic Bags

**November 2016 Update - On November 8, 2016 California voters approved the passage of Proposition 67, Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags. Referendum****

The new law takes effect immediately and applies to every community State-wide.  For more information on what this means please visit the following link on the CalRecycle website:


West County Cities Enact Ordinances to Encourage the Use of Reusable Bags in Retail Establishments

During the summer and fall months of 2013, the West Contra Costa cities of El Cerrito, Richmond, and San Pablo adopted single use bag reduction ordinances to become effective January 1, 2014.  The City of Hercules adopted an ordinance in September of 2014 which will go into effect on March 10, 2015. Each city adopted its' own ordinance based on the model ordinance that was developed by RecycleMore on behalf of its' member agencies. The regional approach ensured that ordinances would not vary significantly between neighboring jurisdictions and also served as a cost saving benefit since a regional environmental review was also conducted as a whole rather than on a city by city basis. Each member agency was responsible for preparing and finalizing the terms and language contained in its' ordinance with the final approval by their respective city councils.

Typically the ordinances ban the distribution of single use (plastic) bags at the point of sale for all retail establishments (except restaurants or take out food establishments), places a 5 to 10 cent charge on each paper bag distributed, and require the paper bags contain a minimal amount of post consumer material. Plastic bags that are used by customers to protect or contain raw meat, fresh produce, and prepared foods from moisture, damage or contamination are exempt. 

To see detailed information on the individual ordinances please visit the following city website pages:  City of El Cerrito, City of Richmond, City of San Pablo , City of Hercules.  Comments and specific questions on the ordinances should be directed to the City departments listed on these websites. As of June 2016, the City of Pinole, and the unincorporated West County areas within RecycleMore's jurisdiction had not enacted single use bag ban ordinances.

Did you know there are efforts to establish legislation supporting a state wide single use bag ban?  Visit the link below to read about recent happenings in this quest:


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