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Green Team outreach campaign shows early progress in reducing neighborhood green waste contamination

Republic Services of Oxnard calls out for more Green Team volunteers to help green waste practices

 
PRLog - Apr. 30, 2013 - OXNARD, Calif.— Republic Services of Oxnard, one of the nation’s largest recycling companies and operator for the City of Oxnard’s Del Norte Regional Recycling and Transfer Station, is leaving a green imprint. Through their Green Team’s door-to-door outreach, along with social media and print ads, the environmental-friendly group has helped reduce the City of Oxnard’s green waste contaminant level on Monday, the key problem day, from 12 percent to 8 percent between October 2012 through March 2013, according to Republic Services of Oxnard’s green waste collection data.

“The green waste reduction is significant for the City of Oxnard and proof that the Green Team’s educational outreach has helped install best green practices in our neighborhoods,” said Gus Sanchez, operations manager for Republic Services of Oxnard. “We are grateful for their grassroots help and value on teaching our community the importance of reducing, reusing, recycling and composting.”

As part of the program, Green Team members and recruits will also have a chance to view the 29 ton, 45-foot “Orange Trommel Monster” Screen Machine in action at the Del Norte Recycling and Transfer Station. The new screen machine separates up to 160 tons of green waste a day. Green waste that can be recycled include yard and tree trimmings, grass clippings, leaves, pine needles and unpainted lumber. Items that cannot be recycled include palm fronds, yucca, cactus, banana trees, trash bags, cardboard, plastic, rope, twine, food scraps, diapers, garbage, dirt, rocks, animal waste, glass and metal.

The Green Team will reach out to Oxnard neighborhoods with green waste information flyers between 10 a.m. - noon on Saturday, May 18 and Friday, June 21.

Republic Services works in conjunction with the City of Oxnard. For more information on how to join the Green Team, contact Operations Manager Gus Sanchez at 805-278-8228.


About Republic Services

Republic Services, a leading provider of services in the domestic, non-hazardous solid waste industry, has operated the City of Oxnard’s Del Norte Regional Recycling and Transfer Station, located at 111 S. Del Norte Blvd, since 1999.

Republic Services of Oxnard endorses and supports the City’s goals to improve the condition of the natural environment, significantly reduce the amount of municipal solid waste being disposed in landfills and maximize the recycling and reuse of municipal solid waste – it’s The Republic Way.

Republic Services provides recycling and solid waste collection, transfer and disposal services in the United States and Puerto Rico. The Company’s various operating units, including collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills, are focused on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. For more information, visit the Republic Services website at republicservices.com.

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