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.
I applaud Ryan and everyone who does their share as I do. I am obsessed with light consumption, reuse, and recycling but don’t understand the plastic garbage bags. I, myself, don’t use them. I feel like it;s just more plastic use and much of it carries the recyclables to the landfill, potentialy.
Glad you were able to find an alternative. Same thing happened here in San Diego. Hopefully others will take the extra steps and go the further distance to keep importance of recycling going!