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After 31 years of operations, the SLV Redemption/Recycling Centers closes its doors

On July 1, 2019 the SLV Redemption/Recycling Centers ceased operations as the County of Santa Cruz no longer wished to support our CRV program financially. 

The staff spent the last few months preparing for the Centers’ closing. This entailed notifying the public, selling off our equipment, finalizing our last recycle shipments, scheduling closing arrangements – and a ton of paperwork!

Director Matt brought in the folks from the EDD Office to help the staff prepare for unemployment. Dr. Roger Wapner, VWC Board and Advisory Committee member, brought his 30 years of experience as an HR rep for large companies: offering his services pro bono, meeting with the staff to help with post-employment.

On July 5th, the Valley Women’s Club and the SLVRRC held a party at the Cowboy Diner to honor the staff. The 25 people in attendance, shared memories, stories, friendship and best wishes for the future. 

If you wish to receive CRV for your cans and bottles, please visit Re-Planet at 220 Sylvania Ave, Santa Cruz, next to Costco. Hours are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.