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City, schools laud recycling efforts

MATTHEW ALFORD OW INTERN | 2/23/2018, 3:37 p.m.
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with..

The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with

Los Angeles County 5th District Supervisor

Kathryn Barger, the William S. Hart Union High

School District, and the Los Angeles Conservation

Corps (LACC), celebrated the growth and continued

success of the school district’s recycling program

at a recent media event at Valencia High

School.

The event, which also featured student leaders

from recycling clubs at Valencia High School, followed

the recent acquisition of 260 blue recycling

containers and 14 steel 2-yard locking bins that

were purchased for the district through the use of

CalRecycle grant funds received by the City and

County.

To encourage more recycling within the school

district, City and district staff began collaborating

in 2012 on a beverage container recycling program

that would benefit each of the district’s 16 junior

high and high school campuses. LACC joined as a

program partner, collecting recyclable containers

from each school every other week.

After processing and receiving the California

Redemption Value (CRV) from the containers,

LACC distributes quarterly checks back to each

school. The funds raised are used for additional

recycling programs or projects for students. Due to

the success of the program over the last few years,

the City decided to purchase more containers for

the schools, which are expected to rejuvenate and

grow the program.

For more information about the city of Santa

Clarita’s recycling and environmental services programs,

contact Laura Jardine at (661) 255-