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Hometown Green

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Their Mission

The Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority dba RecycleSmart is dedicated to developing and delivering high quality, cost effective solid waste reduction, recycling, and refuse programs that provide and promote sustainability in our communities.

What We Do

RecycleSmart provides solid waste services for Central Contra Costa County residents and businesses. RecycleSmart has contracted with Republic Services for the collection, transfer and disposal of residential and commercial garbage, recycling and organics and Mt. Diablo Recycling for the processing of residential and commercial recyclable materials.



Our Current Featured Hometown Green Tip:

Residential Food Scraps Program 

Gone are the days of throwing everything away in the garbage can, just to have it fill up and overflow! With the residential food scraps program, it’s easy to dispose of your leftover food scraps and yard trimmings! The plus side, it all gets composted to go back into the earth. If you don’t have one, you can easily request a free 2-gallon food scrap container from republic services. Line your kitchen container with paper towels or newspaper. Then, scrape food off your dishes and toss out unwanted leftovers into your container.. Like fruits, veggies, meat, bones, shellfish, cooked food… even food soiled paper like greasy pizza boxes, napkins, paper towels, paper plates and paper cups. For a more sanitary way to collect food scraps, keep your kitchen container in the freezer, then dump it in your green bin the night before your service pick-up!

Go to RecycleSmart.org for more tips on how to go green!

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Stay tuned for other great ways that you can “go green.”  Some are simple, some may take a little effort, but they will all make a difference that you’ll feel good about.

 

Have an idea that you’d like to share?  Send it to us at: gogreen@kkdv.com


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