SAMOA, Calif. (KIEM) – If you’ve ever wondered where your recycling goes after it leaves the bins… it goes to the Recology Center in Samoa. This Saturday is zero-waste day and the city, in collaboration with the recycling center, is inviting the community out for a day of learning and zero-waste activities.
Linda Wise, the General Manager of Humboldt County’s Recology, says that the local facility is always hard at work.
“We make basically eight or nine different types of bales…We have plastic, we have aluminum, we have metals, we have cardboard and we have paper. It’s quite an effort,” she said.
The environment Project Manager for the City of Eureka, Robin Praszker is excited about the upcoming event.
“We’ll have tons of fun zero-waste activities. Homemade beeswax wraps. You can use those in lieu of plastic bags or plastic wrap. We will also be doing present activities so you can make a bow from different types of salvaged papers,” said Praszker. “And then we also will be doing a stamped wrapping paper. So we’ll have different types of salvaged paper and we’ll be making stamps out of potatoes.”
Wise highlighted that recycling is the third step in the zero-waste motto.
“We’re also going to be talking about ways that people can prevent waste in their lives to begin with,” said Wise. “…because recycling is way back on the scale of reduce, reuse, recycle. It’s third for a reason.”
Join in on the fun this Saturday the 12th 10 am to 1 pm at the Recology Center in Samoa.
Recology Humboldt County is located at:
555 Vance Ave, Samoa, CA 95564