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October 2011 Meeting Notes


Announcements:

The NEW School Recycling Toolkit posted to the SLWRP website contains case studies, best practices and other tips for setting up and maintaining a recycling system for paper, bottles and cans on campus.

Next meeting: Dealing with Food Scraps at School and at Home -Thursday, November 3 at StopWaste.Org 1537 Webster St. Oakland Please turn in stipend forms for you and your team at or before the meeting.

Waste Audit Support: Contact Jose Luis Martinez at EarthTeam (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to schedule your school's waste audit

Transfer station field trip: Fill in and fax back the field trip sign up form to schedule your FREE transfer station field trip.

350 Tons of Recyclable Materials Per Day are Processed at the DSTS350 Tons of Recyclable Materials Per Day are Processed at the DSTS

Notes

The Wednesday, October 12, 2011 SLWRP meeting focused on a tour of the Davis St. Transfer Station in San Leandro.  The facility is built on the site of a closed landfill and processes the waste for over 1,000,000 residents of Alameda County. Roberta Miller from StopWaste hosted the tour with stops at the Single Stream Recycling Materials Recovery Facility, the Construction & Demolition Materials Recovery Facility, the new Organics processing center, the e-waste and special materials station, and the EarthCare landscaping center which sells mulches and composts made from plant debris and food scraps.

Roberta Miller also answered questions about the three types of field trips available to schools: 1) Integrated Waste Management, 2) Bay Friendly Gardening, 3) Green Building. Details about these programs are included on the sign up form for field trips.

A series of video overviews describing the operations of the transfer station is posted here.