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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- The back view of a new colorful recycle bin in the parking lot of the Verdugo Park Recreation Center in Burbank September 7, 2016

New recycle containers help cut down litter in Burbank

Lately, some colorful recycle bins have been popping up around Burbank. It’s another campaign designed to encourage people to recycle and gives them some new places to dispose of bottles and cans. The campaign was launched this summer, in late July. “It was paid for with funds we had accrued through the State bottles and can program,” according to Amy Hammes over at the Burbank Recycle Center. Hammes says there are now 16 new recycle bins “… they are placed at City parks and other sites.”  Oh, and Hayes & CO Printing... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Christmas tree left at the curb to be picked up and recycled on West Clark Avenue in Burbank January 3, 2015

Take down and recycle that Christmas tree in Burbank

It’s time for the take down for that once fresh Christmas tree. The holidays are behind us and that Christmas tree will soon become a hazard. Last Friday, the curb side recycling of Christmas trees began in Burbank. Public Works crews will pick up the trees and recycle them. The trees may be left  in alleys as well. However, metal stands must be removed along with all decorations like tinsel, and ornaments.  No flocked trees. Also, trees can be dropped off at three Burbank parks; Verdugo Park at North California Street and West... Read More →

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Recycle Christmas trees in Burbank

Time to recycle those cut Christmas trees. By now most of those trees have lost their, ah, fresh look. You can drop your worn tree off at three Burbank parks; Verdugo Park at North California Street and West Verdugo Avenue, Ralph Foy Park in the parking lot on West Victory Boulevard, and McCambridge Park in the parking lot on Andover Drive.

Trees will be recycled by being turned into mulch. So all tinsel, ornaments, and metal stands must be removed before you drop off the tree. By the way, flocked trees cannot be accepted.

Also, details on recycling trees in the green containers and at the curb or in alleys here. You can get more information by calling (818) 238-3800.

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Celebrate the Earth this Saturday

Big celebration for Earth Day 2013 at the Burbank Recycle Center, 500 South Flower Street, on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “The community is invited to come enjoy live music, gourmet food trucks, rare behind the scenes tours of the recycle center, and learn about the numerous sustainability resources that are available, ” according to a news release sent out by the Recycle Center. Also, there will be prizes, informational booths, electric vehicles on display, a special area... Read More →

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image of wire clothes hanger

Jean Youn: Reduce the clutter, recycle wire hangers

Today I want to share a joke with you. There are many various hangers at my cleaners. Some of them have been there for a long time, and are old. Some, which have been just delivered at the cleaners as ordered a few days ago, are brand new. I overheard what they were saying to each other. An old hanger said to a new one, “Never forget that you are a hanger.” Wondering why the old one said that, the new one responded, “Of course, I... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank Recycle Center 500 South Flower Street Burbank

Big event at the Burbank Recycle Center

The Burbank Recycle Center, over at 500 South Flower Street, is planning a fun-packed family fair for this Saturday, April 21. As you might expect, the team there will be offering environmentally helpful things like document shredding, mulch and compost giveaway, free reusable bags along with live music, food trucks, exhibits, cute animals to thrill the kids, face painting, games, and a ton of other stuff.  It all starts at 11 a.m. and wraps up around 4 p.m. More details here.

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