The city collects holiday trees and sends them to a chipping facility, where they are turned into landscaping and mulch, or to a biomass conversion facility for energy generation.
Thin plastics like plastic cups, plates and utensils, are no longer being recycled.
Faced with an aging infrastructure, Long Beach’s controversial waste-to-energy plant would need about $60 million in upgrades to keep it running through the next 20 years.
That greasy pizza box. That half empty yogurt cup. The thin plastic packaging from your latest Amazon order. You think all those things are recycled after you shove them in the bin? Think again.
Starting today and running through Jan. 11, Long Beach residents can drop off their Christmas trees at one of a dozen locations to be recycled as part of the city’s annual Treecycling program.
Long Beach residents will be able to donate and recycle unwanted household items this Saturday at Big Saver Foods as part of Donation & Recycle Day, city officials announced.
By Christine Flowers, Executive Director of Keep California Beautiful | Recycling shouldn’t be just a well-intentioned idea that is celebrated a couple times a year, it needs to be a way of life. Of course, at Keep California Beautiful, we believe that everyday should be a recycling day. Which is why we are urging all Californians to embrace America Recycles Day this November 15 and introduce recycling practices in their everyday lives.
The up-cycling venture of HelloFootface, which started as a late night joke between fellow crafters Lo Kribell and Shelby Batalla, now takes the former homes of whiskey, vodka and other variations of grandpa’s cough medicine and extends their lives by “foot crafting” them into household décor, jewelry and kitchen ware.