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Waste Management of Santa Clarita Reminds
Residents to Recycle Often, Recycle Right to Give
Materials a Second Life
Recycle often, recycle right and buy recycled to benefit the environment
SANTA CLARITA, CALIF. – Oct. 16, 2013 –Whether it is done at home, at work or in
places you visit throughout your community, the effort you take to place a clean item
into a recycling bin helps our environment. Waste Management of Santa Clarita reminds
its customers of the importance of recycling.
“As North America’s largest residential recycler, we want to encourage our customers to
continue, and to improve upon, their good recycling habits,” said Sandra Pursley of Waste
Management. “It is important to keep non-recyclable material out of the recycling bin,
find ways to reduce the amount of waste you generate, recycle all you can, and close the
recycling loop by buying recycled materials.” Pursley added that many items thrown away
can easily be recycled by simply placing the clean item in the recycle bin instead of the
trash bin.
Curbside recycling programs take recyclables to a materials recovery center where
materials are sorted then compressed into large rectangular bales and shipped to
processing plants where most are made into new products. This sets the recycling process
in motion all over again, while helping conserve valuable natural resources.
“It takes a lot of recyclables to make these large bales, so we encourage our customers to
recycle as much as they can to make the process work efficiently,” Pursley added.
While recycling as much as possible is important, it’s also critical for residents to keep
items that cannot be recycled out of recycling containers. This helps ensure these items
can be turned into something new, thereby renewing the lifecycle of that product.
Cleaner recyclables mean less cost to process and higher value to those who purchase the
recycled material and helps guarantee the items will not be rejected by the end-user.
Waste Management of Santa Clarita accepts the following items:
• glass bottles, jars and containers (without the lids)
• newspaper, paper bags, catalogs, chipboard (cereal, cracker, shoe boxes) computer
paper, construction paper, egg cartons, envelopes, junk mail, magazines, telephone
books and white and colored paper
• plastic bottles, jugs and jars, plastic bags, plastic wrap, and plastic toys
• corrugated cardboard (flattened).
Non-acceptable items in this area include:
Waste Management
Eloisa Orozco
[email protected]
• non-container plastic such as hoses, plastic plates, cups and straws
• moisture or food contaminated papers such as paper plates, pizza boxes, cups, napkins,
towels or tissues
• mirrors, light bulbs, drinking glasses, window glass and ceramics
• polystyrene cups, food trays and packing materials
• needles or medical waste.
For more information on recycling in Santa Clarita click here.
Recycling often and recycling right are all part of being a good environmental
steward. One final step makes the entire process work: buying recycled materials.
Recycling markets worldwide are consistently changing depending on the laws of supply
and demand.
“Currently demand is low, but consumers have more power than they might think. The
next time you shop, consider asking the store manager to stock more products that are
made from recycled materials,” said Pursley.
As North America’s largest recycler of post-consumer waste, Waste Management handled
14 million tons of recovered materials in 2012 and by 2020 it plans to process more than
20 million tons.
About Waste Management
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive
waste management services in North America. Our subsidiaries provide collection,
transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. We are also a leading
developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in
the United States. Our customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and
municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more visit or
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