A few weeks ago, our local recycling center (REPLANET) went out of business. Not just our local facility but all of them across California. I’m so bummed because I had a lot of friends that worked there that lost their jobs. It’s getting harder to recycle in California for a lot of people who can’t travel very far like my dad and I do. We’ve been driving 20 miles up the freeway to OC Recycling in Santa Ana. The drive is not great but they have an awesome facility and we’re in and out of there in no time. Their team of people are so nice to me too. The good news is that a lot more people are calling us for pick ups of their cans and bottles since they don’t have a place to take it in the neighborhood. I’m hoping that recycling gets easier in California for everyone else soon or lots of recyclable items are going to end up in the landfill.
Thank you everyone who recycles with me – we’re making a big difference together.