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EARTH DAY COMMUNITY

RECYCLING EVENT

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Our recycling campaign will continue through the end of May with Sara from Eeviee, a Fremont based consulting business that creates community recycling programs, and Sejal, a Stone Gardener and avid recycler. 

The recyclable items can be dropped off at the same time you pick up your LEAF seedlings! They can also be dropped off every Thursday and Saturday in May from 10 am to 12 pm at LEAF C.R. Stone Garden, located behind Mission Valley Vet Clinic at 55 Mowry Avenue near Mission Blvd.

 

Please park on the side of the Vet Clinic, parallel to Mowry Ave.

 

Here are 7 items for our Earth Day Community Recycling event. 

 

Large Brown Paper Bags (paper only, no plastic)

Bags will be given to TCV, the food bank where we donate our fresh healthy produce from LEAF Food Gardens.

 

New/Used Socks

New socks will be donated to a local shelter, used socks will be recycled to become insulation in the auto and carpet industries.

 

New/Used Bras

New and slightly used bras will be sent to organizations supporting women in need 

 

CDs/DVDs (with or without cases)

Will be reused or recycled for use in new products, i.e. automotive industry parts, and as raw materials for making plastics.

 

Writing Utensils

Pens, pencils, glue sticks, watercolor dispensers, paint sets and flexible packaging will be sent to TerraCycle. 

 

Sports Medals (metal only, no trophies or plaques)

Will be sent to a local metal recycler.

 

Brita Products

Filters, pitchers, dispensers, bottles, faucet systems and packaging will be sent to TerraCycle. 

 

Cash donations are also greatly appreciated to help us pay for handling and shipping to the various recycling companies and centers. By combining efforts, we can consolidate shipments, thereby using fewer boxes and saving over 70% of shipping fees.