Felton, CA – Over 4.5 million pounds of aluminum, glass, plastic, metals, and paper materials were recycled in 2012 by the San Lorenzo Valley Redemption & Recycling Centers (SLVRRC) at their facilities in Felton, Ben Lomond, and Boulder Creek.
Many residents of the San Lorenzo Valley choose to recycle at SLVRRC facilities because curbside pickup is not available in some of the hard-to-access regions of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Other residents appreciate the ability to redeem beverage containers for CRV (California Redemption Value) at the three locations.
“Recycling is an important environmental activity” says David Wright, Director of SLVRRC. “When we recycle we reduce waste, lower carbon emissions, and save precious raw materials for future generations.” Recycling is particularly important in the San Lorenzo Valley where protection of the SLV watershed and the flow to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary are a top ecological concern. Residents are encouraged to round up their aluminum, plastics, eWaste (computers), glass, metals, paper and cardboard and drop them at the Ben Lomond Transfer Station. Beverage containers can be redeemed for CRV at all three locations.