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Composting During Droughts workshop


It’s fall. A good time to get into the composting groove. Check out one of the Composting During Droughts workshops. Learn how yard clippings can build soil, hold water, and save you money. Workshops are free and family friendly. Also, if you’re a Burbank resident you can get a free compositing bin.

City of Burbank is sponsoring the compositing workshops. The next one is coming up soon. RSVP to the Burbank Recycle Center at ( 818) 238-3900.

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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 for the kids, and much... Read More →

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Compost event in Burbank today with freebies and giveaways

Today you can learn the right moves for recycling waste materials into rich environmentally-friendly compost at the Burbank Recycle Center at 500 South Flower Street. It starts at 8 a.m. runs until noon,  with a compost workshop set to get underway at 10 a.m. The event will feature giveaways, including free compost bins for eligible Media City residents. For more information: (818) 238-3900.

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

City Buzz

New operator for Burbank Recycle Center After heated debate at its meeting Tuesday, December 6, the Burbank City Council voted to assign the operating agreement for the controversial  Burbank Recycle Center to Burrtec Waste Industries. The vote was 4-1 with Councilman, Dr. David Gordon, strongly opposing the arrangement. The operation of the Burbank Recycle Center has been under scrutiny for some time and most recently when city officials decided to drop private contractor, Burbank  Recycling, Inc (BRI).  BRI is facing allegations from the state for allegedly cashing in out-of-state beverage containers under the California recycling plan. It was BRI... Read More →

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City releases statement on controversial Burbank Recycle Center

Lately, the Burbank City Council has been peppered with tough questions from residents about the status and alleged mismanagement of the Burbank Recycle Center over on South Flower Street. This is not the first time rumors have been flying about something “not right” going on at the center. Yesterday, the City of Burbank put out a statement about the center and its involvement in the operation. City Statement on Burbank Recycle Center BURBANK, Calif. (August 22, 2011) – On January 29, 2010, the State of California denied the... Read More →

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