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Bill Rosendahl - Council District 11






Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Pacific Palisades Public Recycling Bins

This weekend I joined with community leaders in Pacific Palisades to celebrate the installation of the City's first "Blue Bin" recycling container on a public sidewalk. About ten more blue bins will be installed throughout the Village in Pacific Palisades in the coming months, and these will empower residents and shoppers to be more environmentally sensitive when they are going about town.

While the City of LA is a recognized leader in providing residential recycling service to houses and apartment buildings, it has yet to pursue recycling in the public sphere. However, I hope to change that by installing recycling blue bins in popular shopping areas all over the 11th Council District.

This project wouldn't have been possible without the dedicated efforts of Marie Steckmest of Palisades Cares and a host of other volunteers and donors. Through a Community Beautification Grant, the group received financial support from the city to match private contributions and volunteer labor. The new recycling bins will be maintained by Chrysalis Enterprise, a non-profit organization that transitions people from homelessness into self-sufficiency. This partnership between the City government, the local community, and the non-profit sector is truly a win-win-win.

The new recycling bin is located on the Pacific Palisades Village Green. This blue bin accepts all the same materials you can put in your blue bin at home including bottles and cans, Styrofoam, plastic grocery bags, and newspaper - click here for a complete list.

Many thanks to everyone in the Palisades for your environmental leadership, and I look forward to bringing this program to other parts of Los Angeles.



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