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Recycle Right, Reduce Waste - The City of Glendale Encourages Residents & Businesses to Recycle Right!

For Immediate Release

Post Date:08/04/2017 6:00 PM

Media Contact:

Regina Wheeler

Phone: (818) 548-3916



Recycle Right, Reduce  Waste

The City of Glendale Encourages Residents & Businesses to Recycle Right! 

GLENDALE, CA – The Glendale Recycles Campaign is encouraging Glendale residents and businesses to increase recycling while at home, school, and work. The campaign focuses on increasing recycling and waste reduction awareness.

The City of Glendale currently has a 20% contamination for recyclables, which means that incorrect items are mistakenly placed into recycling carts and bins. This number can be reduced by half with the introduction of best recycling practices, like ensuring an item is accepted in the City’s Recycling Program or separating food waste and toxics from everyday recycling.

Reducing contamination means no pizza boxes with food scraps or household cleaners in recycling containers. This    also means that residents should take a look at the handy “Recycle Right” brochure when in doubt. The Glendale Recycles campaign also urges Glendale residents to reduce waste by donating used items such as clothing,     appliances, and furnishings to give them a longer life.

“Recycling is an action that everyone can take in order to reduce waste and help create a green and clean Glendale, now and in the future,” Glendale Mayor Vartan Gharpetian.

As part of the program launch, Glendale Recycles is delivering free recycling tote bags to multi-unit family dwellers throughout the city. The new tote bags encourages residents to sort through their recyclable items at home to     reduce recycling contamination. Residents who receive the tote bag are part of an initial pilot program that will help accurately gauge the most common contaminants and the current level of recycling awareness.

The Recycling Program also launched a new multilingual website,, to provide other important recycling information. The website features an interactive recycling quiz, waste reduction tips, and links to many worthwhile resources.

Glendale Recycles will continue to promote recycling at community events, resident engagement, advertising, and special programs.

To watch a video about the program, click here.

ABOUT THE Recycle Right Campaign

The Recycle Right Campaign was launched by the City’s Recycling Program, which is part of the Integrated Waste Management Division (IWM). The IWM is responsible for the collection, transport, and disposal of solid waste in Glendale in a manner that protects public health. In addition, the Integrated Waste Management Division provides recycling, street sweeping, sidewalk litter basket collection, and bulky item pick-up services. The Integrated Waste Management Division is part of the Public Works Department.



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