On Saturday, November 10th AEG Bakersfield, Aramark, and Keep Bakersfield Beautiful will host Bakersfield Recycles Day, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Community partners for the event include California Assemblymember Rudy Salas, Alianza Recycling and Recovery, Metropolitan Recycling, The Salvation Army, and Metro Record Storage and Shredding. The 6th annual event is part of AEG 1EARTH, AEG's corporate environmental sustainability program.
Residents of Bakersfield and greater Kern County are encouraged to drop off the following recyclable materials to the South Parking Lot of Mechanics Bank Arena on the 10th from 8 AM to 1 PM:
Electronic items (E-waste)
Large and small household items, including mattresses
Passenger vehicle tires (Kern County residents only – limit 4)
Used motor oil filters (Kern County residents only)
Used clothing, shoes, and linens
Surplus construction materials
Paper shredding (limit 2 file size boxes)
Batteries and other recyclable material
“America Recycles Day provides a key moment in time to regain momentum for recycling in America, and to help make recycling a daily social norm across the country,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful. “Get involved by conducting an America Recycles Day event in your hometown. Take the “#BeRecycled” Pledge and invite your friends, family and neighbors to do the same. Let’s get people recycling in every aspect of their lives – at home, at work and on the go!”
For more information about recycling at Bakersfield Recycles Day, please call 661-852-7300.